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"Emerald Triangle" project to boost tourism in SEA

Issued: 4 August 2003

Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia have agreed to push the project of the golf course spanning over the linking borders of the respective countries.

The agreement was achieved after a meeting in Champasak province of Laos between Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai and his Lao and Cambodian counterparts, Somsavath Lengsavad and Hor Nam Hong, respectively.

The project known as the "Emerald Triangle" would be a conventional tourist destinations between the three countries, covering about 12 square kilometers where their borders meet.

The project is expected to boost tourism development of the three countries. However, as the project is being continued, several possible problems are overseen, including and mine clearance and potential unfavorable impacts on the environment.

The area was once a battlefield where various guerrilla factions of all three countries were active during and after Vietnam War.



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