Cambodia has encouraged more Japanese investments especially in new tourism products in the Kingdom.
The encouragement was underlined by Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon when receiving out-going Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi yesterday at the ministry.
Speaking highly of the Japanese Ambassador's service in Cambodia, H.E. Thong Khon requested Japan through H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi to consider supporting innovative tourism product investments, including retirement tourism, as well as establishment of support road infrastructure.
From his end, H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi thanked tourism minister as well as Cambodian government at large for the good cooperation during his mission in Cambodia.
The ambassador promised to forward the request from H.E. Thong Khon to his government and successor.
H.E. Hidehisa Horinouchi will finish his three-year tenure as Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia in few weeks and continue his next diplomatic mission in Netherland.
According to the ministry's figure, among the six major investment projects from Japan in 2018, two worth about US$800 million focused on tourism industry.
There are nine Japanese hotels of nearly 1,000 rooms and 56 restaurants with some 3,300 seats operating in Cambodia as of now.
Last year, there were 210,000 Japanese tourists (an increase of about 3 percent compared to the previous year) visiting Cambodia, and for the first six months of 2019, over 100,000 Japanese visitors came to Cambodia.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press