Twenty more structures have been determined to be intruding on public land surrounding the South Pattaya drainage canal and Pattaya officials have begun another round of legal notices.
The Chonburi Land Office recently resurveyed the canal area near the VC Hotel and found more buildings encroaching on public land, most just by three meters or less. Some, however, have sunk posts into the canal itself, obstructing the vital waterway.
Pattaya Acting Mayor Chanapong Sriviset chaired an Aug. 3 meeting that resolved that all intrusions into the public area must be removed or demolished.
All property owners will be given the opportunity and time to do so themselves, but if they refuse to comply, the city will do it and bill them for the cost.
Legal Department chief Sretapol Boonsawat said warnings already have been issued and legal staffers are checking all property documents to determine they are legitimate.
He noted that the Aug. 2 land survey was only a rough estimate and it will take six months to set the official boundaries of public land surrounding the canal.