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Anantara property demolition begins after court order

Jan 27. 2019
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By The Nation

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Anantara Hotel has started to demolish its property following a Supreme Court ruling this month that the property encroached on the Chao Mai National Park . Trang province and the adjacent forest reserve.

The director of Protected Areas Office Region 5, Opad Nilmungsor, went to observe the site on Saturday and learned that the hotel had finished demolishing at least three buildings in the compound.

He told Thai PBS that the National Parks Department, which won the case, had no idea when demolition of all the properties in the compound would be completed. So the department had filed a plea with the court to enforce the execution so that the work could be finished soon.

The hotel had a land-use document for at least 37 rai but the court ruled that it was a fake document and the area in fact was a part of the national park.

Opas said the department would have to wait for the court’s order to expedite the demolition work.

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