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In Brief: Ecotourism plan prompts backlash

In Brief: Ecotourism plan prompts backlash

About 200 fishermen in Kampot province continued their protest on Wednesday against the Keo Chea Development Company for building an ecotourism beach resort that they say could threaten their livelihoods. Community representative Chan Dara, 47, said 90 percent of the residents depend on the sea for their livelihoods. “They do not oppose the project, but they want to know how it could benefit both sides,” he said. On Tuesday, the company was due to start filling the sea in with soil before developing the 200-hectare area, but had to put down tools because of the demonstration.

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