Connect with us

Phuket

Laguna land legitimate, says spokesman

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

Laguna land legitimate, says spokesman | Thaiger
image
image

CHERNG TALAY: The management of Laguna Phuket is confident that no part of the complex has been built on designated public land but will accept a ruling from the courts, a senior executive said today. The comments from Niyom Tassaneetipagorn, Assistant Vice President of Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Co, were the first from the group since the legitimacy of a number of structures at Bang Tao was called into question by a local government committee last month. After a two-month search of public records and titles by a working party, the Committee on Interior Administration reported that there were indications that some permanent structures on Bang Tao Beach are illegal. The Tambon Cherng Talay Administration Organization (OrBorTor) is now pursuing the matter. Among the claims is one that part of the swimming pool of Laguna Beach Resort and part of the garden of the Banyan Tree Hotel are on public land. K. Niyom said, “If the OrBorTor Cherng Talay and the courts can prove that the Laguna Beach Resort’s swimming pool or other parts of the complex are on public land, Laguna Phuket is willing to accept such a ruling. We believe that we must do the right thing.” But he added that management at Laguna Phuket did not believe it had transgressed. “When we first bought this land, we bought it because it has a title deed which was certified by government,” K. Niyom said. “If we had suspected that this land was issued with illegal title deeds or that it was public land, we wouldn’t have bought it. “It doesn’t make sense for us to do any kind of business involving land that does not belong to us.” Khantee Srilapa, Chief Officer of Thalang District, told the Gazette that the Cherng Talay OrBorTor had received 5 million baht from the Government so the local public works office could carry out a cadastral survey on an area of 179 rai of Bang Tao Beach to distinguish public lands, public road and private lands. “Once we can distinguish public lands and private lands, those public lands will be registered with the OrBorTor Cherng Talay,” he said. Laguna was involved in a dispute over 63 plots. The OrBorTor is also notifying restaurants that have allegedly been trespassing on public land along Bang Tao Beach to remove constructions. However, at least one restaurateur says he has been at the spot for 15 years and has a legitimate title. Pricha Pitanon, a member of the Committee on Interior Administration, heads the Governmental Land Inspection Working Group that reported the conclusion of the cadastral survey on April 29. K. Pricha and his team found that most public lands around Bang Tao Beach had not been encroached upon but some land and roads had been eroded by sea water. Individuals, including local residents, had constructed permanent buildings such as hotels, restaurants, tour counters and tailor shops on public land, the report said. K. Khantee said the investigation into illegal titles would continue and at its conclusion a report would be sent to Cabinet for further proceedings. One proposal was for the OrBorTor to provide the beach restaurants with land elsewhere close to Bang Tao Beach but no specific site has been suggested.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand calm over Omicron variant, Crackdown on Human trafficking | Nov 30

Visa7 hours ago

Cabinet okays new visa scheme allowing a 1 year stay for medical tourists

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says PCR tests will remain a requirement for foreign arrivals

Sponsored2 days ago

Siam Seaplane makes getting to your destination so much easier

advertiseadvertise
Thailand7 hours ago

More venues in Thailand require proof of vaccination, or ATK test, at the door

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Pfizer CEO says new version of vaccine under development to target Omicron

Southeast Asia7 hours ago

Taiwanese co-pilot pays off NT$800,000 fine for breaching quarantine rules

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
China8 hours ago

Shanghai halts 500 flights, issues closure order after 3 three local Covid cases

BTS8 hours ago

Bangkok’s SRT Red Line launches commercial service, fares 12 to 42 baht

Southeast Asia8 hours ago

Two South African travellers test positive for Omicron at Singapore airport

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 4,306 new cases; provincial totals

Southeast Asia9 hours ago

Verdicts in Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi trial postponed until Monday

Video10 hours ago

Legalise porn, Thai names, More vaccines | Thaiger Bites | Ep.71

Bangkok11 hours ago

Foreigner claims Bangkok taxi pocketed 1,000 baht for ride down Sukhumvit

Thailand12 hours ago

Flash floods from heavy rain hit three districts in Surat Thani

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Thailand entry restrictions on African countries in response to Omicron

Thailand3 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism9 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending