A quarter of construction work had been completed for the new port in Kampot province. It will become the country’s main gateway for tourism destinations in the region, according to the minister of tourism.
Minster of Toursim - Dr. Thong Khon said the seaport, which is being built in Tek Chhou district, will be able to accommodate one million travelers. It will be the key infrastructure for the Kingdom’s logistics and transportation network.
The project is scheduled for completion by end of the year to coincide with the Sea Festival, which will be held second time in the province.
Located in the southern economic corridor, the port will connect Kampot province to the world. This will boost the development of tourism and related sectors in Kampot and other destinations within the coast.
This project is supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is part of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Tourism Infrastructure. ADB approved USD 18 million loan in 2014 for the port project in order to open up new opportunities for tourism.
Soy Sinol, director of Kampot’s tourism department, said it would bring more visitors to Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, and Kep provinces by connecting not only with neighboring countries but also with countries in Greater Mekong Sub-region.