Chinese Delegations in Zhejiang Province Wants to Invest on Cambodia Tourism Sector and Opens Direct Flight to Cambodia This Year
(Phnom Penh): At the sideline of addressing on investment opportunities in Cambodian tourism sector, Chinese delegates from Jhejiang province showed the intention wanting to invest in the creation of tourism destinations in Cambodia, especially for the older tourists; while the direct flight connectivity from the province had been expressed to open its official operation in 2019. Such addressing was made in a talk between H.E Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Chinese delegations from Zhejiang province, led by H.E Zhang Zexi, Vice Chairman of the Consultative Assembly of Zhejiang province, at the office of the Ministry of Tourism, in morning of June 24, 2019. Within a talk, Chinese delegations are strongly interested in investment opportunity on the creation of tourist destinations for the older tourists in Cambodia, by Mr. Zhang Zexi expressed that in Zhejiang has many population and in 2018 Chinese tourists in Zhejiang, who went outside, were 2, 800, 000, in which came to Cambodia were 800, 000. H.E Zhang Zexi means that Chinese tourists from his province will further visit to Cambodia and in cold season, they like staying at the South of China due to warm weather rather than Zhenjiang province, that why he and delegations went to discuss with Cambodian side in order to show its intention on investing in the creation of leisure homes for Chinese tourists.
H.E Thong Khon revealed his strongly welcoming for the above Chinese side’s intention, and he also introduced about investment opportunity in Cambodian tourism sector, especially the investments on the coastal areas of Cambodia and along the Mekong river flowing across Cambodia about 400 km, with glorious views and convenience for longer stay and entertainment of tourists. Alongside, H.E Thong Khon requested Chinese side of Jhejiang province to help in training Chinese language on tourism skilled staffs and Chinese language speaking Cambodian tour guides, through the creation of tourism vocational training schools forwards to the realization of skilled staffs and tour guides in response to tourists growth, especially Chinese tourists who are gradually increasing. H.E also requested Chinese part to enhance the direct flight connectivity from Jhejiang province to Cambodia as soon as possible, in order to boost further tourists growth from this province. At this point, H.E Zhang Zexi responded that his Zhenjiang province also enhanced this work, and in 2019 the direct flight from Jhejiang to Cambodia will be officially operated. To investment opportunity and Cambodia’s requests, his delegations will bring to inform Chinese government and continue discussing with related ministries – institutions to help Cambodian friend.