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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:09 PM

US postpones U-Tapao Thailand weather project

Source: BBC

The US has delayed plans for a climate research project based in Thailand, its embassy in Bangkok has said.

The request by Nasa to use the U-Tapao air base as the project's operations HQ was opposed by critics who said it could be a cover for military purposes.

The base is located in Chonburi province, 190km (118 miles) south-east of Bangkok.

Nasa says that it wanted to study monsoon weather patterns. It says that the project may be revisited next year.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18625925

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