SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will spend 400 billion won (US$365 million) by 2025 on noise abatement projects for households living near airports that are suffering from aircraft noise.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Monday that it will set up and implement a mid-term plan from 2021 to 2025 with a focus on improving soundproofing around major airports.
To reduce noise in the long run, the ministry will set up management targets for each airport. It will also promote the early introduction of low-noise aircraft, while suppressing the operation of high noise aircraft late at night.
Furthermore, the ministry intends to boost the installation rate of sound-proof facilities to 100 percent by 2025.
For residents who have to keep their windows closed even in summer due to aircraft noise, the ministry plans to increase the installation rate of air-conditioning facilities to 84 percent by 2025 and 100 percent by 2030.
The ministry also plans to revise the land purchase and damage compensation system aimed at promoting the relocation of residents living in areas with high noise levels.
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