Kep approves investment on 7 islands for development

: During the five-year successful conference of the Kep Provincial Administration on May 11, 2023, Governor Mr. Som Piseth announced that Kep has a high potential for tourism investment among other coastal provinces in Cambodia.

To serve the tourism sector, Kep has received investment in 7 out of its 12 islands, which have been officially recognized by the for investment purposes.

The 7 islands that have been approved for investment include Koh Tonsay, Koh Po, Koh Tbal, Koh Karang, Koh Svay, Koh Kok, and Koh Mtes. However, Kep has a total of 12 islands. Among the approved islands, Koh Tonsay is already operational, while Koh Kok, Koh Svay, and Koh Mtes are being encouraged by the provincial administration to attract further investment.

Although some islands are still awaiting development, the provincial administration is seeking a plan from the government to terminate or relinquish their control.

Over the past 5 years, Kep has received various investment projects in sectors such as fisheries, tourism, and sanitation. The province has undergone several constructions including; a new Damnak Chang Eur market, a night market, a car park also known as White Horse Port, a recreation center, a development of the beach area, as well as a ZIP LINE parking project. Moreover, new sand dunes and investments in coastal satellite cities have also been made.

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