Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Mondulkiri tourism plan to go forward

Mondulkiri tourism plan to go forward

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Kbal Presh Waterfall in Mondulkiri is just one site that can attract tourists. Hong Menea

Mondulkiri tourism plan to go forward

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced the formation of an inter-ministerial committee to create a plan for tourism in Mondulkiri province, where 39 tourist destinations have been identified by the provincial governor Svay Sam Eang.

The committee said tourism development in the province must have support from relevant sectors such as transport.

The ministry suggested the construction of a new airport to receive tourists and transport products to local destinations.

The ministry said Mondulkiri and other provinces in northern Cambodia are potential eco-tourism destinations which need “sustainable development with high responsibility”.

The most important sectors in this province are tourism and eco-tourism, followed by organic agricultural products and coffee, the ministry said.

Khon said in the meeting that tourism is an integrated sector which needs support from other sectors including environment, agriculture, culture, water, electricity and transportation.

He agreed that the province needs an airport and expects it to connect to other ASEAN countries and China.

Eang said in the meeting that his province had 39 attractive tourism destinations which included natural waterfalls, ethnic minority cultures, valleys, wildlife sanctuaries, natural protective areas, eco-tourism destinations and mountains.

He also mentioned the appeal of various farm products which tourists can view along the roads in the province.

Provincial administrative chief Hiek Sophan said: “The committee’s technical group will study and draft a master plan which is expected to be released in August or September.”

Ministry spokesperson Tob Sopheak said on Tuesday that three inter-ministerial committees have been formed to make tourism plans in Siem Reap, Kep and Mondulkiri province.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor lifetime pass, special Siem Reap travel offers planned

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to introduce a convenient, single lifetime pass for foreign travellers to visit Angkor Archaeological Park and potentially other areas. The move is designed to stimulate tourism to the culturally rich province of Siem Reap as the start of the “Visit

  • ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meet commences, Taiwan issue possibly on table

    The 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and related meetings hosted by Cambodia kicks off in Phnom Penh on August 3, with progress, challenges, and the way forward for the ASEAN Community-building on the table. Issues on Taiwan, sparked by the visit of US House Speaker

  • Pailin longan winery tries to break through to the big time

    Longan aren’t quite as glamorous as some fruits. They don’t have the star-power of mangos or generate the excitement of a pricey seasonal niche fruit like the pungent durian. Unlike bananas or oranges, which are known and loved everywhere, longan remains a decidedly

  • Recap of this year’s ASEAN FM meet and look ahead

    This year’s edition of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) hosted by Cambodia comes against the backdrop of heightened global tensions and increasing rivalry between major powers that have been compared to the animosity of the Cold War era. The following is The Post’

  • Debt restructuring over, time to tackle rising NPL ratio

    The Cambodian banking system has just completed a 26-month debt restructuring exercise where scores of loan accounts were revised, classified and provisioned as the rate of non-performing loans inched up, sparking a slight credit risk unease Implemented in April 2020, the Covid-19 debt restructuring measures came

  • Koh Slaket studio resort brings culture with style

    Davitra (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s multi-million-dollar 13ha Koh Slaket studio-cum-resort just east of the capital was inaugurated in the first phase on August 6, providing national and international tourists with a new travel option and job opportunities for locals. The man-made cultural and scenic lakefront getaway