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Navy says ฿112m mansion to be guest house for VIP visitors and official residence of navy chief

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The Royal Thai Navy has dismissed widespread online criticism that it is wasting taxpayers’ money by building a 112m baht mansion as an official residence for its commander-in-chief.

Navy says ฿112m mansion to be guest house for VIP visitors and official residence of navy chief | News by Samui Times

Rear Admiral Apinan Poengsrithong, head of the Naval Public Works Department, told a news conference today (Thursday) that the building, which is now under construction, is to be the official residence of the navy’s C-in-C and serve as the RTN’s official accommodation for its VIP guests.

He said that the former official residence, located next to Wat Arun, or the “Temple of Dawn” on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, was built more than 30 years ago. Its concrete foundations were heavily damaged by the severe flooding in 2011. He said that repairs were too costly, hence the construction of a new building on the same spot.

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/navy-says-฿112m-mansion-to-be-guest-house-for-vip-visitors-and-official-residence-of-navy-chief/

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