By The Thaiger
For now, Krabi canal is releasing wastewater straight into the sea off Ao Nang Beach.
Tourists in Ao Nang have reported that a catchment canal is being dug where wastewater can freely flow into sea at the famous and popular beach, without running onto the beach itself.
A backhoe has been digging the canal on the beach in recent days.
A worker, meanwhile, claimed that they were digging the catchment for the government’s “urgent project” to resolve the problem of wastewater from the Bang Jak Canal.
They said a barrier was being built to block the wastewater from flowing into the sea.
Krabi health authorities last month took action against two restaurants in Ao Nang for releasing wastewater into a canal that drains into the sea.