People living around Suvarnabhumi Airport demand quick compensation

BANGKOK: People living around Thailand's main Suvarnabhumi Airport have continued their protest on Friday, Jan 21 at a passenger terminal of the Thai international airport, demanding the Airports of Thailand (AOT) pay them compensation for noise pollution right away, the Thai News Agency reported.

The people, who have claimed their normal lives having been affected by noise pollution from the Suvarnabhumi Airport, began staging their rally at the airport's passenger terminal Thursday evening, vowing to continue with their protest until a meeting of AOT shareholders resolved to pay all compensation to the 14,000 affected people within this year.

The people have lodged eight demands, including the quick compensation of 100,000 baht (RM9,980) per house for mental damages and additional compensation for local dwellers who do not have a land right document or built their houses on public land near the airport.

In 2009, the Thai Cabinet allocated 11,233 million baht as compensation for the noise impacts for people living around the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Of the sum, over 800 million baht has already been paid to them. — Bernama
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