Speaking to Gyaccho said, "we learnt about the press meet held by the Pakyong Airport Affected Families Committee recently and the District Administration is also very much concerned for the safety of the people. We are aware of the public resentment and since the monsoon is at its peak which can cause further damages to the houses, the district administration is trying to solve the problem as soon as possible."

Pakyong Airport Affected Families Committee had held a press conference on August 11 and requested the state administration to undertake the rehabilitation process earnestly and provide compensation to the 165 families affected by the construction of the Pakyong Greenfield Airport.

"Now since the AAI has come up with the observation regarding the 17 houses [regarding the rate of compensation to be given], we have asked the Building & Housing Department to look into the matter of even the other 143 houses so that there is no problem to any of the total households regarding the rate of compensation to be given and so that the file is not returned by AAI as done by it for the 17 houses recently," the district collector stated.

The DC further stated that the AAI had informed the district administration of experts being called in from an engineering college in Roorkee by the AAI to carry out an independent assessment from their side of the damages sustained by the houses due to the Airport project in Pakyong.

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