Pattaya authorities set their eyes on 58 structures and resorts allegedly encroaching on the ocean on Koh Larn

Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand –

The Pattaya Marine Office has found a total of 58 cases of structures and resorts that have allegedly encroached on Koh Larn public space.

The Pattaya Marine Director Ekkarat Khantharo told The Pattaya News yesterday, “There are 58 cases of resorts which have been found illegally encroaching into the sea.”

“Of the 58 cases, 28 are tourism resorts, 15 are residential structures, ten walkways, two areas with multi-purpose facilities and one fishing pool style restaurant.”

“We have already filed official reports against the 28 tourism structures and resorts with evidence of the illegal encroachment. We are looking into the other cases.”

“These structures and resorts are a violation of the Navigation in Thai Waters Act.”

“However, we have to identify if these structures and resorts were built before 1994 with legal improvements or not which could therefore be allowed under the law.”

“If these structures and resorts are finally judged as guilty, they will be demolished from Koh Larn.” Ekkarat concluded.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.