SAMET UPGRADE: Overhaul plan may be scrapped after outcry

KOH SAMET UPGRADE: Overhaul plan may be scrapped after outcry - The Nation, June 21, 2005

Plan to take Koh Samet upmarket upsets locals - The Nation, June 20, 2005
...“We are concerned that the plan will take this island away from lower-budget vacationers who have long sustained tourism here,” said Dujhatai Nawapanich, secretary-general of Network for Koh Samet-Conservation Community Organisation.
...The plan covers 117,185 rai at Khao Laemya and Koh Samet National Park and includes laying water pipes, building piers, roads and a sewage treatment system and beautifying the landscape.
Dujhatai said her network was worried that the organisation might use the plan to take over land from local entrepreneurs...

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