The deadline of completion of tourism port construction in Kampot province is delayed to late 2021 while the construction is currently 30 percent complete.
The construction fails to meet the deadline as planned this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to H.E. Top Sopheak, Under-Secretary of State and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Tourism.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline is rescheduled for late 2021, and if there is no change, in early 2022, the port will be put into operation,” H.E. Top Sopheak told AKP on Monday.
Upon completion, the port will contribute as a gateway for tourists to travel to the coastal province.
Located in Tek Chhou district, the seaport is 300 metres long and can accommodate vessels carrying 300 to 400 passengers.
The seaport construction costs about US$8 million with funding from a loan of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
At least 2.5 million national and foreign tourists are expected to visit Kampot province by 2023, according to the province’s tourism development plan 2019-2023.