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New airport to serve 100 million

New airport to serve 100 million

A second international airport planned for Bangkok will be able to accommodate 100

million passengers and 6.4 million tons of cargo a year, say Thai officials.

The new facility, costing around $4.2 billion, is to be built 20 km east of Bangkok

in Samut Prakarn province, in an area once known as "Cobra Swamp".

Construction is to begin in Nov. 1995 to be completed by Oct. 2000. - AP

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