Cambodia: Online petition to save Boeung Kak Lake

An online petition was set-up to stop a government project that will displace residents around Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh

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  • Tony P

    I have been involved in real estate for some time and the filling in of the lake is sheer lunacy.

    I will not discuss the environmental ramifications as these are quite obvious to anybody with any sense and intelligence.

    The point is that development of real estate around a lake, especially in the city centre, is a lucrative prospect in its own right. West Lake in Hanoi is a good example.The campaign against the filling up of the lake should at least develop a viable alternative that will make best use of the lake. The current situation of ramshackle backpacker hostels is not tenable.A development with real estate surrounding the lake including a small island in middle would be an ideal use of the area.

    Good luck with your campaign and against the greed and stupidity of a small number of Cambodian citizens.

    Regards Tony

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