Banlung's Crater Lake, Yeak Loam, Comes Under State Control

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Re: Banlung's Crater Lake, Yeak Loam, Comes Under State Control

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:22 am

Duncan wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:57 am
Dam. I was hoping the Chinese would take control of it and build some hi-rise hotels around the edge. Everyone likes to have a unobstructed view of the water from their hotel accommodation don't they ?
Yes, I think this is exactly what the authorities have in mind when they speak of eco-tourism. They have taken over the running of the Yeak Loem protected area because the local people who were looking after it would never allow this sort of development. I've heard rumours that there is a plan to build a road around the lake. The next obvious step would be some highrise hotels and casinos on the waterfront, and probably an amusement park and some jetskis (because nature left alone is not very attractive for the sort of mass tourism that brings in the big money.)

My opinion only, going by previous experience of how things work here and what people have told me over the years.
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