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New Nakhon Pathom airport under scrutiny

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Orient Thai Boeing 747-200 on display at the intersection of highway 3036 & 346 near Lam Luk Bua, Nakhon Pathom

Orient Thai Boeing 747-200 on display at the intersection of highway 3036 & 346 near Lam Luk Bua, Nakhon Pathom. Photo: Alec Wilson / flickr.


To relieve congestion at the capital’s two main gateways, the Transport Ministry’s Airports Department has proposed building a new airport in Nakhon Pathom, an adjacent province to Bangkok in the west, with an estimated investment of 20 billion baht.

But the project has drawn a mixed reaction. Some locals who will lose their land fear their livelihoods will be destroyed.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Thodsapol Hongthong
BANGKOK POST


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