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Kep real estate comes of age

When Dan Kreis, founder, owner and operator of Kep Lodge Eco-Resort, arrived in Kep for the first time in 2005, he found only a handful of locally-owned guesthouses, less than 10 foreign residents, no supermarket, no electricity, no local bar, a coastline littered with little ...

James Whitehead
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/kep-real-estate-comes-age

Maternal health gets a boost in 3 provinces

About 300,000 women of reproductive age will receive higher-quality emergency obstetric and newborn-care services thanks to a sizeable handover of medical equipment and supplies to government health centres and hospitals in Kampong Thom, Kampot and Kep provinces. Through a partnership seeking to improve the social healthcare ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/maternal-health-gets-boost-3-provinces

Thousands expected to visit Kep sea festival

At least 20,000 tourists and travellers will participate in the so-called “sea festival” at the end of this year, officials at the Kep province tourism department said. The two-day event, which started in 2011 as a tourism booster for the country’s coasts and beaches, was cancelled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thousands-expected-visit-kep-sea-festival

Cambodia attracts over 2 mln foreign tourists in first half

Cambodia received 2.09 million international visitors in the first six months of the year, up 19 percent compared with the 1.75 million tourists over the same period last year, figures from the ministry of tourism showed Saturday. Tourism is one of the sectors supporting the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/03/c_132598966.htm

Cambodia advises people not to travel by sea on Aug. 3-5 due to torrential rain

Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday warned people not to travel by sea from August 3-5 because the country would suffer from the impact of a storm and cause torrential rain. The ministry’s statement said according to the forecast, a depression on the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/30/c_132587997.htm

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

Hun Sen Tells Landowners in Kep to Obey Tax Law

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday told landowners in the coastal province of Kep to pay their taxes on unused land and increase the amount of investment in the area to attract more visitors. According to the law, unused land is subject to a 2 percent ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/hun-sen-tells-landowners-in-kep-to-obey-tax-law-26172/

New Kampot Salt Farm Has Big Ambitions

TOEK CHHOU DISTRICT, Kampot province – A donor-backed project launched here on Saturday aims to produce Cambodia’s first export-quality sea salt and invigorate the struggling local salt industry. In a ceremony among Kampot’s vast fields of coastal saltpans and low levees, company representatives from Asia Salt ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/new-kampot-salt-farm-has-big-ambitions-20505/

Hun Sen: No to industry along coast

Hun Sen asked authorities to maintain the pristine beaches along coastal provinces by not allowing any industrial factories to be constructed on or near them. The comment was aimed towards an agreement signed by Cambodian and Chinese companies late last month to build a $2.3 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZmQ1NGIxODRiYTk

Ambition Trumps Reality in Investment Figures

Since 2008, a whopping $28 billion worth of investments has been pledged by local and international firms looking to set up lux­ury hotels, a new airport and even Cam­­bo­dia’s first horse racing venue. But a closer look at the list of in­vestments approved by the Cam­bodian ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ambition-trumps-reality-in-investment-figures-9387/

Hun Sen Appeals for Kep's Vines to Be Tamed

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed yesterday for developers and landowners in Kep City to build fences around their neglected properties to prevent vines from creeping onto the street of the coastal resort. Since much of the land in Kep City is owned by investors who live ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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