One seafood restaurant allegedly encroached on Hua Hin beach has been voluntarily dismantled after more than 40 buildings, including several restaurants, were served eviction notice from Hua Hin municipal administration on encroachment charges.
Saengthai Seafood restaurant was the first among 3-4 restaurants located on the beach along the Naretdamri road in Hua Hin municipality which agreed to move out and to dismantle the buildings by themselves. The rest however refuse to move out and vowed to fight on against the eviction.
Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul said the municipal administration invoked Sections 40 and 42 of the Building Act to order some 40 buildings allegedly encroached on public land to be evicted and dismantled within 45 days since December 20 when the eviction order was served upon them.
Those who refused to move out have petitioned against the municipal’s eviction order to appeal committee of Prachuab Khiri Khan province headed by the governor.
Nopporn said if the appeal committee agreed with the municipal’s decision, the restaurant proprietors can still resort to the Administrative Court for help. If not, then the buildings will have to be demolished, he added.
Besides the restaurants along the Naretdamri road, the Hua Hin district office had lodged complaints with the police against six hotels for allegedly encroaching on public land.