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Koh Samui envisions low-carbon distinction

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SURAT THANI : Koh Samui intends to be a low-carbon tourist destination in the next 3-5 years by reducing energy consumption and resolving its environmental problems while increasing hotel room rates by 30-50%. 

Thanongsak Somwong, chairman of the Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association, said rapid growth resulting from the tourism boom is causing Koh Samui to face serious energy shortages.

The island suffered a three-day electricity blackout last year, while there have been problems with wastewater treatment as well.

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