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Suvarnabhumi seeks solutions to lighten land levy

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Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) is facing a tough question regarding how to use 1,140 rai of vacant land at Suvarnabhumi airport to head off the Treasury Department's demand for a ten-fold increase in the land use fee. 

The state-owned airport authority has been forced to revise its long-delayed plan to develop a large-scale commercial complex on plot 37, a few kilometres northeast of Suvarnabhumi's passenger terminal, which is subject to a 50% levy imposed by the department.

The levy is in force because the plot falls into the department's definition of land to be used for non-aeronautical purposes rather than serving aeronautically related functions as originally intended when the state appropriated the land decades ago.

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