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Government reshuffles coastal managemet committee members

The government reshuffled members of the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development in late January, according to a government statement received by The Post on Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to serve as the committee’s honorary president, while Minister of Land Management, Urban ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-reshuffles-coastal-managemet-committee-members

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministers-tackle-sea-pollutants

Sihanoukville tourism First half of 2018 sees 1.3M visitors

The Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Tourism says Preah Sihanouk province received more than 1.3 million tourists during the first semester of this year. Of this, over one million were domestic tourists and 290,782 foreign, with Chinese accounting for 84,664 – up 10.12 per cent ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-tourism-first-half-2018-sees-13m-visitors

Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-beach-developments-halted

Government leads forum on tourism investment

The Ministry of Tourism led a forum on investment in the Kingdom’s tourism sector for the first time on Monday in Siem Reap. A panel of national and international experts from 11 countries led discussions about the development of the industry. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-leads-forum-tourism-investment

Government to probe Preah Sihanouk coastal development

The Ministry of Tourism has formed a special committee to investigate a private company’s involvement in a condominium construction on coastal land at Prek Treng beach in Preah Sihanouk province. This follows a strong backlash from the public against land reclamation involving the project. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-probe-preah-sihanouk-coastal-development

Sea festival to take place in Koh Kong

The seventh Sea Festival will be held in Koh Kong province in December, serving as a platform from which to introduce local tourism products to domestic and international travellers. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522978/sea-festival-to-take-place-in-koh-kong/

Kampot’s seaport breaks ground

Construction of a much-awaited seaport in the coastal province of Kampot began yesterday, with insiders saying the upcoming harbour will boost maritime transportation with Vietnam and Thailand and bolster the local tourism industry and the national economy. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520556/kampots-seaport-breaks-ground/

Tourists up 54 percent in Chinese New Year

The number of tourists, local and international, traveling in Cambodia during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday increased by 54.5 percent in 2018, reaching 864,770, according to a report released yesterday by the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109672/tourists-54-percent-chinese-new-year/

Two new power plants planned

Two new power plants are being planned for Cambodia, a $167 million garbage-fueled plant for Phnom Penh, and an $89 million solar plant for Siem Reap province, the tourism ministry announced. In a statement on the ministry’s Facebook page yesterday, the ministry unveiled plans for the ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29970/two-new-power-plants-planned/

Gold Green for Knai Bang Chatt

Kep province’s Knai Bang Chatt hotel is the first in Cambodia to receive the gold certification in the international Green Growth 2050 initiative after it was accredited by industry experts. In August, an Australian team of experts conducted an independent audit and found that the hotel ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29916/gold-green-for-knai-bang-chatt/

Ministry pushes support of ecotourism

The Tourism Ministry on Monday released a joint statement with relevant stakeholders in the tourism sector to support and promote ecotourism and community-based tourism in Cambodia. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said at a tourism conference that ecotourism and community-based tourism were growing regionally and globally with ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29420/ministry-pushes-support-of-ecotourism/

Legislation to regulate eco-tourism segment

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing a draft law for eco-tourism with the hope that it will keep Cambodia’s tourism industry competitive while protecting the Kingdom’s natural resources and promoting conservation efforts. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/legislation-regulate-eco-tourism-segment

Krabey island resort 70% complete

A $20 million resort being developed on Krabey Island off the coast from Sihanoukville is about 70 percent complete and will open on schedule in mid-2017, according the Ministry of Tourism. Tourism Minister Thong Khon told Khmer Times that the island development was progressing as planned, ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29359/krabey-island-resort-70--complete/

Officials discuss future Kep developments

Tourism Ministry officials held a meeting yesterday to discuss a project to develop a tourist port in Kampot province and a planned drainage system for Kep’s Crab Market – two tourism infrastructure projects backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/officials-discuss-future-kep-developments

Protect coastal areas: government

Following an unusually high number of drownings in coastal areas in the past month, the Ministry of Tourism has instructed the tourism departments in coastal provinces to continue to collaborate with relevant authorities to ensure safety, public order and cleanliness. A statement released by Minister of ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28926/protect-coastal-areas--government/

300,000 Japanese tourists by 2020

Cambodia plans to attract up to 300,000 Japanese tourists to the Kingdom by 2020, as direct flights connect Phnom Penh with Tokyo early next month, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28626/300-000-japanese-tourists-by-2020/

Angkor Wat ticket prices set to rise after government takeover

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Sunday he did not believe an upcoming hike in the cost of tickets for foreigners visiting Angkor Wat will cause fewer tourists to come to Cambodia, with surveys showing most who visit the country are prepared to pay more. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angkor-wat-ticket-prices-set-to-rise-after-govt-takeover-116386/

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