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Krathing Cape property constructors given 30 days to clarify plans

PHUKET: The Phuket branch of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday ordered that new construction plans for the eyesore construction site on Krathing Cape be drawn up and clarified within 30 days.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 4 August 2017, 12:54PM

Deputy Director of the Phuket branch of ISOC Capt Boworn Phromgaewngam led Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos and officials to inspect the construction site on a popular coastal road in Nai Harn, on Phuket’s southwest coast yesterday morning (Aug 3), after it was ordered that construction stop on Monday (July 31) (see story here).

Phuket Public Work officials used an Electronic Total Station, an instrument used for surveying construction sites, to collect data and perform coordinate-based calculations at what they described as the first and second ‘zones’ of the site.

The Phuket Provincial Public Works Office said it aimed for the information from the survey to be complete in a week.

“After collecting this information, it will take a week. Other information will be revealed in 30 days. I obtained information from a forest official that confirms this land does not belong to the Sanctuary and Agricultural Land Reform Office,” said Capt Boworn.

“Everything must be done in 30 days,” he added.

Officials reported that in accordance with the Protected Natural Resources and Environment Act of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Zone 1 must be a distance of 20 metres from the sea, with a building height of only six metres.

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Zone 2 must be a distance of 50 metres from the sea, with a building height of only 12 metres.

Phuket Land official Mr Amnuay Pinsuwan, however, confirmed, “This land plot number 113311 (one rai) is legal and was approved in 2016 by a requested document proposed in 1988.”

Meanwhile, Mr Anan Chantamas, a representative for the construction company behind the project, also ordered workers revise the parking spaces for the projects first and third buildings as they were found to deviate from the construction plans.

The second and fourth buildings of the project, which according to the plans were supposed to have only two floors each, must also be altered as they in fact have three floors.

“Some parts of the building plans have been cancelled because they are incorrect. They have to be changed and fixed so they adhere to the original plans. The original plans show that the four buildings do not connect,” said Mr Anan.

“I have to sent the new documents for approval. But other parts of this construction must have the building plans updated and submitted to Rawai Municipality for approval,” he added.  



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Kurt | 12 August 2017 - 19:52:46

Wow, photo 3 shows at least 20-25 officials at the spot.
May we presume at least a few of all these officials do know from the beginning of the illegal construction what was/is going on?
Building was not according original plans, said mr Anan.
So, was mr Anan just 'sleeping' all the time when the illegal construction was going on? No checks?

Seems many departments involved. All show ...

Jor12 | 12 August 2017 - 16:12:36

marcher...rubbish, its public knowledge if you care to find out. Also read what I said, "right to object...and after construction began." What is your whinging on PN going to do...nothing.

marcher | 12 August 2017 - 13:09:27

Jor12. Like almost everyone else I did not know of the proposal otherwise I would have objected to any building in such spot. Only developers and their cahoots knew. Also trying to build a resort, as they were obviously trying to do, on that road is nonsensical. It is difficult to drive to Ao san with limited traffic. Last time I had to reverse back to the Nai Harn hotel

Jor12 | 11 August 2017 - 16:18:46 had the right to object before and after construction began.

marcher | 11 August 2017 - 12:05:54

I am amazed that such an important topic have 9 comments,apart from mine, ranting on at each other and in fact making no comment on this environmental disaster. Does no one object to previously lovely Nai Harn being destroyed?

Nasa12 | 07 August 2017 - 09:12:51

The End. 

Nasa12 | 06 August 2017 - 16:06:11

Jor12@  It's your opinion Jor12 and you must be allowed to have that, no problem for me.

Jor12 | 06 August 2017 - 12:40:24

Nasa12... I don't find his comments "stupid" at all. They are intelligent, relevant, concise and addresses with clarity the inane comments of those that seem to require adult supervision when they leave the house. 

Nasa12 | 06 August 2017 - 07:40:26

Eagle@ Like your stupid comments the most of the time you wright a comments to another people Post in Phuket News  Mr Eagle. But it is good that there are some Farang like you some can write English 100% right. And Mr Eagle a am not a angry man like you. A have a very good life here and respect Thailand and the rules, And you most never forget you are a guest in Thailand. But have a nice day to yo...

Bigaresort | 05 August 2017 - 08:34:35

Everybody hope in 30 day's the issue is forgotten !lets wait and see! Any bets??

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