Thailand Adopts Drastic Measures To Rehabilitate The Environment
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Environmental damages have increased significantly in 3 popular islands, KohSamui, Koh Tao and KohPha-ngan in the southern part of Thailand due to mass tourism. In order to repair the damages, the government of Thailand is planning some drastic measures like the ban on fishing, fish feeding, anchoring on the coral reefs, construction of structures along the beach and walking on the sea beds.
Last year smoking was also banned on 24 beaches because of the amount of cigarette butts that were collected from the seashores. People who will violate the ban may face 1 year imprisonment or a fine of about 100,000 baht.
KohPha-ngan is visited by more than one million tourists every year because they want to experience Full Moon parties. KohSamui, another internationally renowned island welcomed more than 2.3 million visitors in 2016. However, the amount of trash and wastewater on the islands is so big that it has the potential to destroy the island’s natural resources in the near future.
The tourism industry accounts for up to 20% of Thailand’s GDP (gross domestic product). The country expects more tourists to visit in the coming years. Based on projections, Thailand will welcome 37.5 million tourists in 2018 up from last year’s figures of 35.3 million.
Overcrowding has resulted into the degradation of the natural resources and the environment. The measures undertaken by the government will rehabilitate the islands and the seas before the damages are beyond repair.
Meanwhile, luxury travellers can expect the best from Koh Tao villas that has invested all its efforts in ensuring that the highest expectations are successfully met. Your memories will be filled with the amazing panoramic views of mountains and the ocean. You won’t forget how you spent the night watching clouds pass by and the seas that are dotted with the lights of fishing boats and pleasure yachts.