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Bt19m earmarked for rehabilitation of land at foot of Doi Suthep

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Bt19m earmarked for rehabilitation of land at foot of Doi Suthep

By The Nation

 

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The Judiciary Office has allocated Bt19 million for the rehabilitation of a plot of land at the foot of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep, which was recently the subject of controversy and protests from locals and environmentalists.

 

The plot was initially being used as a site for the court officials’ residences, when locals rose to protest, saying it was eating into forested land. 

 

The construction of court officials homes, costing the government nearly Bt1 billion, was close to completion when it was brought to a halt by protesters. 

 

“The conflict should be over now. We have already vacated the plot and provided funds for rehabilitation,” Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the Judiciary Office told the Senate on Monday. He was responding to questions about the controversy.

 

He added that the government has given his office Bt800 million to build homes for court officials as well as buildings for courts within Chiang Rai province instead.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30372077

 

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so just wasted  a whole 1.8  billion + another 19  million....well done!

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9 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

 turnaround never would of happened pre internet..

 

They will turn it into a golf course for the Judiciary.

 

It will be green and there will be some trees.

 

Job done.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Enoon said:

 

They will turn it into a golf course for the Judiciary.

 

It will be green and there will be some trees.

 

Job done.

 

 

yea it would be nice if it was utilized for the poor, or school children, but you're probably right..

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So the houses they are going to build in Chiang Rai,must be holiday homes,

for the judiciary,as it's going to be a long way to commute to work.

 

All that money wasted and of course no one will be held responsible,just

one of the many things that have been an utter waste of taxpayers money.

regards worgeordie

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8 hours ago, worgeordie said:

So the houses they are going to build in Chiang Rai,must be holiday homes,

for the judiciary,as it's going to be a long way to commute to work.

 

All that money wasted and of course no one will be held responsible,just

one of the many things that have been an utter waste of taxpayers money.

regards worgeordie

Nothing compared to the funds being subsidized by the government to Thai Airways.

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If I recall, the homes were retirement perks for the judges ( a fine one for doing the government's work).

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The Judiciary Office has allocated Bt19 million for the rehabilitation of a plot of land at the foot of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep

The Judiciary is funded by the Thai taxpayers who had no participation in the original planning approval process for this project. Recall that it was the transfer of the property from the Thai military who held personal title to the property (and not the Thai taxpayer) to the Judiciary (with title then passing to the Thai Treasury) and it was the military that determined there was no adverse environmental affects with the Judiciary's proposed development for the property.

 

Therefore, the Military should reimburse the Thai Treasury and the Thai taxpayers for the rehabilitation costs, ie., through a budget reduction commensurate with the final total rehab cost. Such action would in the future (hopefully) encourage the Military to be more responsible with its personal properties. Such action would also promote at least the appearance of independence of the Judiciary from the Military, especially when it comes to judiciary proceedings involving military personnel.

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Nice outcome. Expensive (waste) but nice. 

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Was reading yesterday they've set aside 50+m THB to develop on the land and build hotels, shopping malls, etc around the now famous cave in Chiang Rai but to repair the holy mountain they can cough up only a fraction.

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