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No deal for Shinwa

No deal for Shinwa

The Editor:

Your article "Govt set for massive logging re-think" (Post Dec15-28, l995)

has caught my full attention.

Actually the Royal Cambodian Government signed four concession contracts with respectively

the companies Samling, GAT International, Macro Group and Kingwood. In contrast and

contrary to that which you had me saying, I did not mention an agreement which had

been passed with the company Shinwa.

I would like to request that you please convey this observation to your readers.

As you know, the Royal Government of Cambodia has a policey - with the means at its

disposal, and with the support of silent partners - to choke off illegal and anarchistic

logging of the national forest patrimoney.

Its objective is to pursue, in particular while granting concessions to companies

whose competence is well-known, a rational and durable exploitation of this national

wealth and to preserve the environment.

- His Excellency Tao Seng Hour, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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