The Phuket Administrative Court has been officially opened which provide service for the Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong and Phuket provinces. The Administrative Courts adjudicate on cases relating to people and private business versus state-run departments, enterprises and political entities.
The official launch ceremony was held this morning at the new Phuket Administrative Court in Mai Khao and led by Piya Patangta, President of the Supreme Administrative Court, the Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat and Somyot Wattanapirom, director-general of Nakhon Si Thammarat Administrative Court who is currently temporarily acting as the director-general of the Phuket Administrative Court.
Director-general Somyot says, “the new Phuket Administrative Court covers an area of 26 rai of land in Mai Khao which will operate for the Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong and Phuket provinces.”
“In the past five years there have been 867 cases of which 367 cases were related to Krabi, 147 cases for Phang Nga, 62 cases for Ranong and 291 cases for Phuket. These cases have been sent to Nakhon Si Thammarat Administrative Court in the past.”
“Now a full administrative court has been set up here in Phuket. So that cases process will be faster than before.”
The Phuket Administrative Court is located in Mai Khao near the top of the island for easier access for Ranong, Krabi and Phang Nga people.