Pattaya village battles firm’s takeover of market zone

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Residents of Ban Euarthorn Nernplabwan in East Pattaya are calling on the National Housing Authority to evict a private business that took over a common area, preventing locals from using it as a market.
Residents of Ban Euarthorn Nernplabwan in East Pattaya are calling on the National Housing Authority to evict a private business that took over a common area, preventing locals from using it as a market.

Residents of an East Pattaya village are calling on the National Housing Authority to evict a private business that took over a common area, preventing locals from using it as a market.

Ban Euarthorn Nernplabwan long has had a common area that had served to house a market for locals to set up booths to sell locally made products. However, that area was lost after it was taken over by a private business operator who turned it into a storage area for its temple fair equipment.

Adding insult to injury, the business operator began charging residents 500 baht a day to use what’s left of the common area after the operator erected a large tent. In the tent are scaffolding, advertising signs, lights and other equipment for hosting temple fairs.

Residents previously complained to the Chonburi Housing Authority, which ignored their appeals. So village leaders are taking their case to the National Housing Authority.