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Posted: 15 Jul 2010 | 6:00 am
On the heels of the Government initiative of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's sweeping land tax reform it has been announced that an aerial survey will be conducted thought out all of Thailand.
Key to this will be the ability to identify classifications on land deemed to be used for agriculture purposes and protection of public land.
Secondly the tool will aid in the continuing battle over encroachment into forest areas which have continued to be decimated by illegal tree cutting and erection of structures in these areas.
Estimates by the Finance Ministry have estimated that 70% of the private land holdings in the country are simply being land banked and not developed.
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