Five allegedly encroaching structures on beach demolished in Sattahip

Sattahip –

Five alleged local beach encroaching structures have been demolished earlier this week (January 6th) at Na Jomtien Beach in the Sattahip district.

The demolishment on Na Jomtien Beach in the Na Jomtien sub-district was led by the Pattaya Marine Office Chief Eakkarat Kantharoe.

Mr. Eakkarat told The Pattaya News that “Most locals have cooperated to move their items out from their structures.  Most of these structures were food stalls and food shops which were five structures in total. We have informed them 30 days before the demolishment after a final judgment from the local court. The judgment ruled that this part of the beach was public land and that these structures did not have legal permission to build shops or buildings on the sand and area.”

“It took about six hours to complete the demolishment. The encroaching area is now back for public use. There are many beach goers on Na Jomtien beach and this area limited the ability for people to enjoy the public part of the beach.” Eakkarat explained.

“We are discussing and finding solutions about beach management for people who want to use it to earn their living similar to Pattaya Beach with beach beds or small shops, however, we have much less area to utilize in this area.” Eakkarat concluded.

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Goong 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 closing in on three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.