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Construction firm to get Bt9 bn over cancelled Klong Dan project

Date of Release: 
Nov 18 2015

While the government is required to start paying compensation to the constructor of the now-cancelled project, it also has the right to seek compensation from officials found guilty of wrongdoing in relation to the project.

"The compensation will be paid in both baht and US dollars," Government Spokesman Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday after attending the Cabinet meeting.

Sansern said the compensation had been approved in response to a request from the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry.

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Cabinet OK B9.8bn 'stupidity fee' over Klong Dan plant

Date of Release: 
Nov 17 2015

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a so-called “stupidity fee” of 9.8 billion baht to the consortium contracted to build the scandal-hit Klong Dan wastewater treatment plant.

The cabinet agreed to divide the payments to the NVPSKG group from the 2016 central budget into three instalments, as suggested by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The first instalment of 40% will be paid Monday while the payments of 30% each are due on May 21 and Nov 21 next year, according to government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

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