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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thai govt to spend Baht174 million on curbing noise at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Thai government has set aside Baht174 million (Rs20.60 crore, $5 million) to spend on residents living near Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, who have been protesting against noise pollution. But the cabinet's spending plan did not mention how the money would be spent.


The decision came after thousands of residents rallied outside the airport on Sunday 9 September in what they said would be their "last peaceful move" to pressure aviation authorities to address their grievances.


They said the airport has been slow in making compensation payments and in mitigating the impact of the noise that has haunted them for over a year now.

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