The Kep Provincial Administration said on Friday that the Koh Tonsay Tourist
Port, which would cost about $1.2 million, will be finished by the end of this year.
The port, which is shaped like a crab and serves Rabbit Island, stretches 306 meters from the mainland into the sea and is 68 meters wide, with a total surface
of more than 4,000 square meters.
Som Piseth, governor of Kep province, stated that the port will help the tourism industry.
He added that the port’s mission is to develop Kep province’s tourist and economic potential through bilateral waterways with nations in the vicinity, and
that the port may eventually handle worldwide traffic.
He went on to explain that the Koh Tonsay Tourist Port can accommodate ships carrying less than 300 passengers and other commodities weighing up to 15
He stated that, in addition to the construction of the Koh Tonsay Tourist Port, the Kep Provincial Administration is working on a proposal to create a new transport
port on Ses Sar (White Horse) Island that would cost almost $2 million and can accommodate cargo ships carrying up to 1,000 tonnes.
Piseth went on to explain that, in addition to these two ports, the administration
intends to develop a new port on Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) with money from
the Asian Development Bank in order to increase tourism to the Kep’s 12 islands.