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Krabi restaurants fined for dumping wastewater into Ao Nang canal

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PHOTO: ‘Thailandia Restaurant’, TripAdvisor.com

Krabi health authorities have taken action against two restaurants in Ao Nang, Krabi for releasing wastewater into a canal that drains into the sea.

Tourists in the area complained about the foul odours coming from the canal. Authorities say it has adversely affected tourism to the popular tourist spot.

Deputy Krabi Governor Somkuan Khan-ngern has responded to the wastewater reports saying, “We will inspect all businesses along the Chak Canal that drains into Ao Nang and punish all who release untreated wastewater.”

“There are many restaurants and resorts along the canal, though so far, only two restaurants – Thailandia and Taj Palace – have been caught releasing untreated wastewater.”

“Owners of the restaurants have been fined 10,000 baht each for violating the law governing cleanliness in public places.”

“We will use several measures (to improve water quality in the area),” adding that in the long run, he will also seek a budget to develop a comprehensive wastewater treatment system.

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Baby Risso’s Dolphin rescued at Railay Beach in Krabi

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A baby Risso’s Dolphin has been rescued after being found on Railay Beach in Krabi on Sunday.

Officials at the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) were notified that the baby dolphin was found of the east end of Railay Beach.

The DMCR says that the species is a baby Risso’s dolphin. This one is 250 centimetres long and weighs about 100 kilograms. The dolphin was weak and unable to swim by itself.

Wounds have been found around its head which marine staff believe was caused from being battered as it washed up onto the beach by waves.

The dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biology Centre (PMBC) where it’s receiving love, attention and further treatment.

Risso’s dolphin is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly known as the Monk dolphin among Taiwanese fishermen. Some of the closest related species to these dolphins include: pilot whales, pygmy killer whales, melon-headed whales, and false killer whales.

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Krabi drug officers crack down on drugs and firearms

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Krabi Officers have seized 210,921 methamphetamine pills, 550 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 36 firearms and 19 bullets in the latest crackdown in Krabi.

Officers searched in 25 targeted area in Krabi where they have arrested 8 wanted drug suspects over the past week.

Methamphetamine pills have been sold in the region for as little as 55 baht per pill. More drug users are being arrested and police say the drug supply has increased, pushing down prices.

Read more from The Thaiger about the rise in the regional drug ‘explosion’ HERE.

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Update on renovations to Krabi International Airport

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The Thailand Airports Authority has updated the expansion and refurbishment plans currently underway at Krabi International Airport. They report that work on a third terminal building will be completed by 2022.

Manager Online reports that Amphawan Wannako, the director-general, says that work is also being done to refurbish Terminals 1 and 2, including the car parks.

“When the work is all done the airport capacity will be 3,000 passengers per hour with 8 million expected to use the facility annually.”

The infrastructure works are budgeted at 3.8 billion baht.

Amphawan says that passenger safety remains a paramount consideration. She noted that features of interest at the airport in the future will include improved check-in facilities and free wi-fi.

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