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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Great Lake to be tapped for water?

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    Siem Reap authorities last week announced plans to pump water from the Tonle Sap Lake in order to supplement the province's supplies as water shortages tighten their grip on the region, the Phnom Penh Post reports.

    Siem Reap Governor Sou Phirin said Friday that the government would implement the program under a soft loans package from the Japanese government worth US$200-300m, pending the completion of a 1.5-year feasibility study. The province's water is primarily sourced from underground water tables, but Sou Phirin said the proposed project would supplant traditional sources, citing fears the draining of groundwater was endangering the foundations of Angkorian-era temples in the province.

    Hmm, yes the temples being in danger is a worry, but isn't the lake also having some problems? (The single source quoted in story doesn't think so.) How about a proper tax system and no corruption to pay for... well, I don't know, what would be the most environmentally sound options?

    #1 Posted: 23/2/2009 - 11:34

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