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B7.7bn approved for squatters’ housing

Households occupying state land earmarked for rail development in 35 provinces to be helped

Cardboard signs outside a shop carry messages resisting a State Railway of Thailand order for the occupants to move off the agency’s land in Nakhon Ratchasima in May 2021. The residents were demanding that the SRT find them alternative housing before evicting them. (File photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

The cabinet has agreed in principle to a 7.7-billion-baht project to help 27,084 low-income households evicted from state land required for rail transport development, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Wednesday.

Proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the…

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