Thai govt to spend Baht174 million on curbing noise at Suvarnabhumi airport
11 September 2007
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.