Chaeng Watthana Government Complex

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Chaeng Watthana Government Complex
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Chaeng Watthana Government Complex is located in Thailand
Chaeng Watthana Government Complex
Chaeng Watthana Government Complex
General information
Architectural styleModern
Town or cityLak Si District, Bangkok
Country Thailand
Coordinates13°53′N 100°34′E / 13.883°N 100.567°E / 13.883; 100.567Coordinates: 13°53′N 100°34′E / 13.883°N 100.567°E / 13.883; 100.567
Construction started2005
Completed2008
ClientThai Government

Chaeng Watthana Government Complex (Thai: ศูนย์ราชการแจ้งวัฒนะ), or formally, the Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary, 5 December, BE 2550 (2007) (Thai: ศูนย์ราชการเฉลิมพระเกียรติ 80 พรรษา 5 ธันวาคม 2550), is a complex of Thai Government buildings on Chaeng Watthana Road, Thung Song Hong Subdistrict, Lak Si District, Bangkok. The complex was built in commemoration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 80th birthday. The complex construction project started in 2005 under Thaksin Shinawatra's regime and was completed in 2008.[1] Its opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2010. The project cost 20,000 million baht.[1]

The 349-rai (929,800 m2)[1] land on which the complex sits belongs to the Treasury Department, Ministry of Finance.[2] The complex is administered by Dhanarak Asset Development (ธนารักษ์พัฒนาสินทรัพย์) or DAD, a state enterprise attached to the Treasury Department.[3]

Structure[edit]

The complex is divided into three zones: Zone A (100 rai) and Zone B (197 rai) are for government buildings, and Zone C (152 rai) supports the growth of the complex itself.[1] The governmental buildings in the complex are divided into two groups:

Ratchaburidirekrit Building[edit]

Building A (อาคารเอ), or formally, the Ratchaburidirekrit Building (อาคารราชบุรีดิเรกฤทธิ์; named for Prince Raphi Phatthanasak, Prince of Ratchaburi (1874–1920), whom some consider to be the "father of Thai law"), is in Zone A and includes the justice-related agencies:

  • Administrative Courts
    • Central Administrative Court
    • Office of Administrative Courts
    • Supreme Administrative Court
  • Constitutional Court
  • Courts of justice
    • Central Bankruptcy Court
    • Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court
    • Supreme Court of Justice
  • Ministry of Justice (moved to new Ministry of Justice office building Chaengwattana Rd. on 2020)
    • Department of Probation
    • Department of Rights and Liberties Protection
    • Department of Youth Observation and Protection
    • Permanent Secretariat for Justice
  • Office of the Attorney General

Ratthaprasatphakdi Building[edit]

Building B (อาคารบี), or formally, the Ratthaprasatphakdi Building (อาคารรัฐประศาสนภักดี), is in Zone B and is includes administrative agencies:

Others Building[edit]

Other buildings include the "Chaeng Watthana Centara Government Complex Hotel and Convention Centre", a hotel with a convention centre called "Wayuphak Hall".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ข้อมูลทั่วไป" [General information] (in Thai). Dhanarak Asset Development Company Limited. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  2. ^ "แผนการปฏิบัติงาน" [Operating plan] (in Thai). Dhanarak Asset Development Company Limited. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ "เกี่ยวกับศูนย์ราชการ" [About the Complex] (in Thai). Dhanarak Asset Development Company Limited. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  4. ^ "Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana" (in Thai). Centara Hotels and Resorts. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-09.

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