Phuket prestigious Tourist Court will open by the end of this month
Phuket : The Phuket prestigious and famous tourist court will have its big bang opening by the last week of September , Court of Justice spokesman, Sittusak Wonachakiji proudly announced it.
The exceptional court made various approaches to render best service to foreign holiday tourists. Approximately, there are about 20 million tourist spend their holidays or vacation to Phuket annually. Tourist will conduct negotiations between parties and this will be supported by videos of people’s testimony for their beautiful holiday experience.
The Phuket Tourist Court will turn out to be the one of the seven famous courts that made a name in terms of Tourist destination in the country.
Some of the tourist courts can be found in PHuket , Samui, Chiang, Mai, Krabi and Bangkok. ON September 5, the Pattaya tourist Court will be open for its excellent service to the public. A proposed plan for two tourist court will happen on Dusit District, covering Phra and Khao San Road areas. Implementation of same plan for Pathumwan District including Siam Square, Patpong and Silom.
It was planned that by September 5, all seven courts will be opened but because of some unexpected factors, only the tourist court has been launched first, Mr . Sitthisak conveyed this.
The bases for judge selection focuses on negotiation and language communication skills. The Tourism and Sports Ministry will cooperate in developing manpower system by sending lawyers for further studies in tourist law in France, Sitthisak added.
Before it was called as “Tourist Protection Section” but at present it is now known as the tourist court. According to Mr . Sitthisak, under the local regional administrative court, this was given an allocation of only 1.5milliom baht/ year which includes personal facility and improvement costs.
Changes will take place in upcoming formalization of Asean Economic Community . The tourist protection Section would be promoted to a level of a “division,” Mr Sitthisak explained.
Together with the Phuket’s Tourist Court’s grand opening in the coming week is the issue in Tourist Court of Pattaya where it involves two Chinese tourist that were killed in speedboat last August 28.
According to Provincial Pattaya court Chief Judge Apichat Thepnoo, the court summon the speedboat owner and the insurance company to talk and settle for the damages .
16mn Bhat, were the amount asked by the tourist family in payment for all the damages and liabilities.
During the second settlement meeting , fair share was agreed, which means the insurance company will pay 1.3 m to each member of the victim’s family and 1mn bhat for the speedboat owner still for each member of the family.Case close now, the family will no longer sue the speedboat owner.
The speedboat owner is already clear from compensation claims but he has to face the criminal changes. Compensation and criminal changes are two different things. Criminal charges has to be heard on criminal trial procedure.
The Pattaya tourist court opens to serve the public from 8:30am to 8:30 pm Mondays to Fridays and during weekends it will open from 8:30 to 4:30 pm.
Tourist courts in some places including Phuket open different days of their availability and in the number of tourist related issues, Mr Sitthisak stress it.