PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all stakeholders to pay high attention and do their best to boost the country’s tourism sector.
Addressing the celebration of the 11th National Clean City Day 2023 held at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel under the theme “Clean City, Good Hospitality, the host Cambodia provides warmth”, along with the 3rd Clean City Awards Conferment Ceremony, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said tourism remains a key pillar for the national economy.
“When more tourists come, our nation and people will get more income,” he said, adding that tourism can also provide benefits from the grassroots level up.
“Our people can sell coconuts, fruits, and other services to them (the tourists), but we have to ensure good hospitality, security, good hygiene, clean resort, better environment, more forests, and wildlife…,” the Premier stressed. “We have to make sure that they come to us and next time they will come again and with their friends or family members.”
At the same time, Samdech Techo Prime Minister kept appealing to the public to pay high attention to the impact of plastic waste on the sea and other water sources.
Cambodia is expected to attract some 4 million foreign tourists and around 15 million internal tourists this year. In 2022, the Kingdom registered about 2.28 million international visitors, a sharp rise of 1,059 percent compared to 2021