Siem Reap will be home a USD 70-million aquarium and wildlife sanctuary project that seeks to become a new tourist draw for the province.
Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium, a joint venture of Cambodian, Japanese and US investors, announced the project during a meeting with Siem Reap’s governor - Tea Seiha.
Roger Reynolds, member of the board of directors at Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium, reported that it had approved the proposal for a 100 hectares land located at Sout Nikom district will which will have freshwater and saltwater fish displays as well as wildlife sanctuary.
Construction of this phase will start in March and will be operational by the end of 2020. Besides than helping to develop the national economy, the project serve the purpose to educate local and international visitors about the environment and the conservation of natural resources by introducing rare aquatic species to allow them to see and understand the natural resources of the country.