On the morning of October 11 the acting Pattaya Governor, Mr Chanatpong Sriwises. assembled a Civic Office inspection team and visited areas along the public canal at Klongpukplub, Nakleau.
According to the land surveyors report there should be only one commercial building and specific accommodation/rental rooms in this area.
However, there are many other buildings present, including one which is 320SqM in size and valued at over 10million baht.
Demolition orders have been served and all buildings that have encroached upon public land must be removed within forty-five days of October 11.
Mr. Chanatpong said that some of these buildings were constructed over ten-years ago. He believed that as the canal used to be twenty-meters wide, and is now reduced to seven meters by the illegal buildings, this encroachment is causing much of the flooding problem in the area.
Report by Pattaya One News Team