Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Song Saa Collective on Song Saa Private Island is a company well-known for its state-of-the-art hotel resort developments in Sihanoukville. The company is in the process to establish an eco-tourism city in Banteay Srey district, Siem Reap. Recently, the company has declared an initial investment of around $3 million to buy 400 hectares of land from the locals in the area to help in this initiative.
Lately in a website article published by the Ministry of Environment, Minister of Environment HE Say Samal unveiled his approval for the said project and urged other companies to come forward and aid the government in generating more jobs for the people in Cambodia, at the same time helping conserve natural resources without an unfavorable effect on the environment.
Rory Hunter, director of Song Saa Collective, explained that his idea for the eco-tourism city, mentioning that he made sure one hectare of the project had a natural lake surrounding the region that would help to conserve the animals in the area. Mr Hunter expects that in the coming five years the project of his company would be developed with effortlessly, creating more job opportunities for people of the place which has yet to see any industrial development.
To quote Mario Tan, sales and marketing director of Hunter Estate, “the project will help attract more foreign tourists, especially Chinese, to visit Siem Reap. Tourists visiting our neighbouring nations Vietnam and Thailand usually stay longer in those countries because they have more tourism destinations compared to Cambodia.”