New Koh Chang Initiatives Approved
Koh Chang had a visit from Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday. The result was the approval (in principle) of seven eco-tourism initiatives as follows.
1 – Road around the island
2 – Reservoir in Klong Prao
3 – Garbage separation and treatment plant
4 – Feasibility study for a waste water treatment plant.
5 – Public Pier Project (not sure what that means)
6 – Improve Healthcare on the island
7 – Provide training on the island for tourism staff.
The prospect of building a bridge to the mainland was (fortunately) not raised.
There is also no news on the prospect of extending the new high speed rail link from Bangkok to Rayong as far as Trat – that would be nice though.
The Koh Chang Guide view on all this? – very happy really, there are some much-needed initiatives on there and the result looks very positive indeed for the island.
By the way we’re Thailand’s third biggest island after Koh Phuket and Koh Samui – just saying 😉
But what do you think? It’s a big deal and there will inevitably be environmental and all kinds of other impacts. Please share your thoughts with us below.