New Eco-Tourism Project Planned For Cambodia

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Ambitious plans to develop tourism throughout Cambodia are continuing with a master plan to develop Kep province into a high-end eco-tourism destination.

This follows hot on the heels of the go ahead of a US$16 billion development for Ream City in the Sihanoukville region, plans for a $350 million project in Siem Reap, provisionally called Angkor Lake of Wonder, that will be situated on the doorstep of the Angkor Archaeological Park, Grand Siem Reap, a large high-rise city planned for 60km (37 miles) east of Siem Reap and an eco-tourism project planned for the Lower Mekong Dry Forest Eco-region

The Kep masterplan is being drafted by the Cambodia Ministry of Tourism and includes four prime sites, Kep town, Ankol beach, the Phnom Vore region, and the province’s archipelago. There would be a total of 251 projects in the plan including turning the Sre Ambel salt-field area into an agro-tourism destination with the establishment of a museum introducing the local salt production chain

“Apart from improving these coastal areas, there are many other development projects, including expansion of international sports facilities, construction of a tourist-oriented war museum and organisation of visits to the 13 islands which are rich in biodiversity like corals, sea dolphins, dugong, fish and many other rare species.”

Ny Phally, ministry undersecretary of state and director of the secretariat of the inter-ministerial commission via Phnom Penh Post

The plan includes 9 key strategies which will include the development of tourism resources in Kep town, investment in development of tourism travel corridors and improving the quality and safety of tourism in the region.

Kep, Cambodia. Credit Paul Szewcyk on Unsplash

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