Korea Plans to establish a new Airport in Siem Reap In order to Expand Tourism Sector
Daily Update from local newspaper
March 14, 2011
In the near future, Korea plans to establish a new airport in Siem Reap province in order to expand tourism sector and to further develop economy between the two countries (Cambodia-Korea).
At the afternoon of March 11, 2011, H.E. Mr. Long Visalo, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation had a discussion meeting with H.E. Mr. Han Seung-soo, a Chairperson of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and a Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Korea.
Mr. Kuy Kuong, a spokesman and Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said, in this meeting both sides expressed courtesy after sign MOU on Climate Change. Besides this, they raised about cooperation between the two countries (Cambodia-Korea) this year, which heading on construction sector, airline, culture, affairs, information technology and securities exchange market. For investment sector and tourism sector, seemed a little bit decrease compare to last year.
Mr. Kuy Kuong claimed that, in order to further strengthen cooperation between both countries, Korea plans to establish a new airport in Siem Reap province, and when this airport is launched, Cambodian people in this area also have better incomes too. This new airport might be constructed a bit far from the previous airport, for not to impact Preah Vihear temple.
Mr. Kuy Kuong also added, Korea just tied relations with Cambodia in 1996, but seems to head faster, not just a good relationship between the governments, but also with Cambodian people in rural area too. (Kampuchea Thmey).