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Open Sky Policy Fuels Huge Flow of Tourism Investment to Siem Reap, Says PM

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, said that the government’s open sky policy has spurred tourism investment flow into Siem Reap province.At the celebration of the 10th anniversary of annual Angkor Sa…

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, said that the government's open sky policy has spurred tourism investment flow into Siem Reap province.

At the celebration of the 10th anniversary of annual Angkor Sankranta and the opening ceremony of Angkor Sankranta 2023 held in Siem Reap province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that when he allowed direct flights to Siem Reap in 1998, there were many reactions, but later on they turned to support the move.

“Direct flights have boosted investment to the province. From just a few old hotels at that times, now we have hundreds of hotels. This is made possible under the open sky policy framework,” he stressed.

With the current progress, Samdech Techo Hun Sen continued, the increase in foreign arrivals and investments has made Siem Reap province the country’s Rising Star in the North.

The new US$880-million Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap province would be put into operation in October this year, the Premier said.

SOURCE: AGENCE KAMPUCHEA PRESSE (AKP)