FIRST FIRE, NOW EVICTION – Communities face many problems when residents are asked to move elsewhere

FIRST FIRE, NOW EVICTION - Communities face many problems when residents are asked to move elsewhere - Bangkok Post, October 2, 2005
A major fire consumed the Klong San Chao Khrut community near Pin Klao Bridge in 1996. Nearly a decade after the 40-family community rebuilt itself, it is grappling with a new crisis--an eviction order.
Not far away, another community, Siri-amart, which is at the back of Royal Hotel on Ratchadamnoen avenue, is facing a similar fate.
The first community has been forced to leave the land the residents have occupied for generations to pave the way for a Siriraj Hospital plan to build a new rehabilitation centre and a dormitory. Siri-amart, which houses 30 low-income families, will give up the land for a public park as part of the Rattanakosin development plan...
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