Coastal Management

The Tsunami disaster in December 2004 has contributed to a big attempt in environmental rehabilitation in Andaman coastal provinces, Krabi, Phuket, Ranong Pangnga and Satul. This movement involves the revise of the current land use plan especially in the damaged areas along the coastal line. One cause of the numerous property damages is the lack of knowledge in managing natural resources on coastal sites that brought to improper land use, beach intrusion and improper building structures. An example of improper land use plan is the urban infrastructures devastated in Phuket, which affects human sanitary and water scarcity after the disaster happened.