(Kampot): HE minister of tourism Thong Khon said that the Kampot provincial international tourist port will become a key sea international gateway in ensuring the facilitation of the national communication system as well as will become a major magnet in attracting the national and foreign tourists. The minister’s comment came in the occasion he and HE Cheav Tay, Kampot provincial governor, led working groups and civil servants to inspect the construction activities of “Kampot provincial international tourist port”, which is located in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province, on September 29, 2021.
The international tourist port has been launched for construction on August 08, 2018 up to present, the whole construction works are 85% completed and the works for passengers building are 73% completed which will be scheduled to complete by 2021 to come. The international tourist port construction project is a financing project of Asia Development Bank which is a part of the tourism infrastructural development projects for inclusive growth in GMS TIIG No. 3194-CAM(COPL), the construction of this port is under the management of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation’s project implementing unit. The port is the international tourist port which is scheduled to contain approximately 1 million tourists and passengers. The port is structured by international standard and as a port for passengers (not a cargo port).
The port will become an important international sea gateway, connecting tourists to the southern islands and connecting Kampot province of Cambodia to the world. Through this port will drive further tourism development and concerning sectors in Kampot province, Phnom Bokor Resort and coastal destinations of Cambodia. Minister Thong Khon and Kampot governor Cheav Tay also participated in the inauguration ceremony of small infrastructure achievements in the area of Peam Krasop Ecotourism Resort, Koh Kong province, Wat Phnom Sor Sear Tourism Resort, Kep province, and Phnom Kampong Trach Tourism Resort, Kampot province which those infrastructures include:
- Peam Krasop Tourism Community, Koh Kong province is given an information center and public toilet and a center for producing and selling community’s products with equipping with equipment for production and an incinerator with a capacity of 2-4 tons per day.
- Wat Phnom Sor Sear Tourism Community, Kep province is given an information center, a public toilet, a 227 meters long handrail, and 13 meters long stairs in two caves.
- Phnom Kampong Trach Resort, Kampot province is granted an information center, a public toilet, 15 stalls, railings and stairs in a 240-meter-long cave.