(The Phuket News)
PHUKET — Ten restaurants on Sai Kaew Beach, at the north end of Mai Khao Beach, which their owners claim have been there for over 40 years, were demolished this morning (July 24) by Sirinat Marine National Park and other officials, assisted by 150 army troops.
The 10 restaurants occupied about 15 rai of land belonging to the Treasury Department, along the edge of the beach.
Jirasak Chookwamdee, head of Protected Areas Regional Office 5, said, “There are a total of four beaches in Sirinat Park that have been encroached on – Sai Kaew, Mai Khao, Nai Yang and Nai Thon. Sai Kaew is the last one to be cleared up.
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