Koh Rong: An island paradise slowly developing

Koh Rong is the second largest island in Cambodia after Koh Kong, with a total land area of approximately 78 square kilometres.

Located in Sangkat Koh Rong of the Mittakpheap district in Sihanoukville province, the island is about 25 kilometres from the mainland.

With four village communities comprising more than 3,000 people, the island is one of the most attractive offshore destinations for both local and international tourists. And this looks set to continue due to the announcement of upcoming mega-tourism projects to be developed on the island by The Royal Group, a major Cambodian consortium.

To boost development on Koh Rong, in 2008 the government granted a 99-year lease of land concessions to The Royal Group to develop a five-star hotel and luxury resorts. Both the government and the Royal Group aim to transform the island into Asia’s most attractive tourist destination.

Seng Hour Lean, the chief of the Sangkat or local authority on Koh Rong, said: “Koh Rong will become one of Southeast Asia’s most attractive islands owing to its natural beauty and upcoming development projects by The Royal Group and another 100 smaller firms.

More Information: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/73594/koh-rong-island-paradise-slowly-developing/

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