ADB-Funded two projects nearing completion to boost tourism in Kep

PHNOM PENH: The $10.5 million coastal road connecting Kep Beach to is nearing completion, with 80% of the project now complete.

Kep Province Governor Dr. Som Piseth announced last week that the 11-kilometer coastal road connecting Koh Tonsay to Angkol Beach is 80% complete.

“The coastal road will be a key tourist artery, especially as more tourists come to Kep,” he said. “It will also help to reduce congestion in the Kep Beach resort area.”

Governor Piseth urged the construction company to speed up the work so that the road is open to traffic before the 10th Sea Festival, which Kep will host in early December 2023.

The construction of a tourism port on Koh Tonsay Island, about 4 kilometers offshore from Kep province, is also progressing well, with almost 50% of the project now complete.

The port is expected to be finished in late 2023 and will cost about US$1.6 million under a loan from the Asian Development Bank ().

The construction of Koh Tonsay Tourism Port aims to expand tourism and the economic potential of Kep province. The port will make it easier for tourists to visit Koh Tonsay Island, a popular destination for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

Both the coastal road and tourism port projects are part of the ADB's Phase II of the Tourism Sub-project for Environmental Growth of the Greater Mekong Subregion. These projects are expected to have a significant positive impact on the tourism industry in Kep province and help to create jobs and boost the local economy.

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