PM assures government will try to resolve Doi Suthep housing problem

  • Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o- cha stressed on Tuesday (Apr 24) that in order to resolve the controversial judges’ housing project on Doi Suthep mountain in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district, all parties concerned must adhere to the letters of the law.

He defended that the government had not been ignorant about the problem and had been trying to resolve the problem the best it could through legal means.

He pointed out that there are several legal aspects that have to be taken into consideration. “Such as whether it is possible that utilization of the buildings can be delayed or not? How to do with the building which were already built? How to do with the buildings which were completed since there is a fierce resistance?”

Regarding forest rehabilitation, the prime minister said that this must be done quickly with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and relevant agencies being responsible for doing the job.

He assured that the government would try to resolve the problem.

The controversial judges’ housing project on Doi Suthep mountain in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district