Thai construction boom faces resistance

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Thailand’s capital Bangkok is in the midst of a construction boom, with the largest green space in the city next in the developers’ sights. But there is resistance from campaigners who wants the pace of change to slow down before the essence of the city is lost.

(Source: AlJazeeraEnglish YouTube channel)

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