National Tourism Development Committee has endorsed the draft Mondulkiri tourism development master plan 2021-2035, according to the committee’s press release AKP received today.

The endorsement was made in a meeting held on June 28 under the chairmanship of H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Finance and Chairman of the National Tourism Development Committee.

Under the plan, Mondulkiri province is set as an international standard eco-tourism destination and a key supplier of flowers, vegetable, and fruits for domestic demand and export.

The province is expected to welcome 900,000 foreign arrivals and 2 million domestic tourists by 2035, creating 80,000 job opportunities and generating US$500 million direct income and US$1,000 million indirect income.

The master plan will contribute to turning the northeastern area with Mondulkiri province as the core into the country’s fourth economic pole after Phnom Penh capital, the coastal area, and Siem Reap province, and to integrating Mondulkiri with other areas of the country and in the region.

It also underlines the importance of the balance between economic and tourism development and the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage of the indigenous people.

The final draft will be made for submitting to the Royal Government for approval in the near future.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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