Toilet worth $ 40,000 only use in one night in Cambodia
The visit of the Princess of Thailand has caused a controversy because $ 40,000 was spent to build a luxury toilet Laom Yeak lake, Ratanakiri province. This is the most famous tourist destinations Cambodia and where Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess will to relax the first day of the trip.
Yeak Laom volcanic lake is the spiritual destination of Khmer people dating back over 700,000 years old. Photo: Wikipedia.
Toilet is paved entirely in white stones senior, has an area of 8 m2 by construction companies Thailand SCG done in 19 days. It is dedicated to the Princess used in one night and will unload as soon as she left.
Local officials answered Khmer Times said $ 40,000 is the amount paid to workers in Thailand, in addition to all the materials are imported directly from Bangkok.
With most sparsely populated farming and logging, Ratanakiri is one of the poorest provinces of Cambodia. Director Rural Development Agency, Or Channy said this work has 130 times the value of public toilets in the area. He said that Bangkok can just spend 1000-2000 dollars to build toilets, rest up for community development and villages, which are also very difficult.
In addition, Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a veteran journalist, author of "Thailand's crisis time," said Bangkok is contrary to the propaganda of the royal lifestyle casual, rustic and towards the public humanitarian projects.
Moreover, lakeside toilet is "an insult to the Cambodian people." Most Cambodians can not afford to have access to toilets qualify. Andrew adds: "The cost of the toilet which Princess Sirindhorn used in a single night may be enough to supply the whole village sanitation facilities more modern."