Construction of International Tourism Port on the Way

Cambodia has finalised architectural plan and design for the country's first-ever international tourism port and been proceeding cost estimation and construction � thanks to the loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The update was shared recently by Tourism Secretary of State H.E. Tith Chantha quoted by a local media report, adding that a number of support physical infrastructures will also be established in four coastal provinces, namely Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong.

As planned the international tourism port included with accommodation for long-stay visitors will encompass four hectares of land surface in Kampot province. It will primarily be able to host roughly one million tourists per year.

Ministry's figures show that for the first five months of 2017, Cambodia received around two million international visitors, about 350,000 of them � almost 10 percent increase, comparing to the same period last year � coming through the sea ports.

Total package of concessional loans from ADB for the mentioned construction of the international port and its support facilities is about US$18 million.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press