Pattaya issued a demolition order for an illegal bridge across the South Pattaya flood-control canal.
Deputy Mayor Pattaya Boonsawad said earlier that the steel bridge linking two parcels of land was built without permission and the construction happening on one side of the waterway also is illegal. City hall issued a stop-work order on June 13 and directed the property owner to remove it.
By July 10 the owner had not. Pattana issued the demolition order and assigned officers to block off the property and prohibit construction workers from re-entering the adjacent building.
Pattaya officials claim the building may be on private land, but it was constructed without a permit. The building owner disagrees and is currently fighting the stop-work order.