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Residents around Suvarnabhumi airport accept deal on noise problem

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Residents around Suvarnabhumi airport who have affected by noise pollution have reached a tentative deal with Airport of Thailand aviation authorities following talks on Tuesday.

Prasert Boonkaew, a key protester and representative of noise pollution victims, said after emerging from talks with Transport Minister Theera Haocharoen that he was satisfied with promises made by the minister to follow up on the progress of noise mitigation schemes and financial compensation owed to affected residents.

The residents also agreed with plans to set up a special committee to deal with this problem in particular.

Transport panel will negotiate with residents affected by aircraft noise

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

The Transport Ministry will form a tripartite committee to negotiate with residents affected by noise pollution caused by aircraft taking off and landing at Suvarnabhumi airport. Deputy Transport Minister Sansern Wongcha-um said the committee will comprise residents, the Airports of Thailand and the Transport Ministry and a team of lawyers.

The panel will act as a go-between in negotiating with residents for solutions, he said.

The panel was seen as a move to appease residents who threatened to block entrances to the airport today in protest at the sluggish mitigation process.

Cabinet cancels Suvarnabhumi metropolis project

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Military-installed cabinet accepted the Interior Ministry’s request to withdraw the draft bill on the proposed establishment of a special administrative zone around Suvarnabhumi airport from scrutiny by the Council of State.

The move comes because it was the Thaksin government-initiated project and was blasted in a series of recent polls conducted by the military installed’s ministry.

Deputy military’s government spokeswoman Netpreeya Chumchaiyo said the request was accepted after the ministry forwarded the findings and recommendations of a series of surveys on the draft bill.

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