The completion of the Dara Sakor International Airport in Botum Sakor District, Koh Kong Province, is a major development for Cambodia and its real estate market, particularly for the nearby island of Koh Rong. Koh Rong is a popular tourist destination located just 15 minutes away from the new airport, making it an attractive investment opportunity for developers and investors alike. Koh Rong airport construction began in January 2023.
Governor Mithona Phu Thong of Koh Kong Province announced at a press conference on February 21, 2023, that the airport had been completed and would be ready for use by mid-2023. This announcement was made during a presentation that highlighted the achievements of the Koh Kong Provincial Administration over the past five years.
The Dara Sakor International Airport was built by the Tianjin Union Development Group (UDG), a Chinese firm that received an economic land concession from the Cambodian government to develop the area. The project cost US $200 million and covers an area of over 218 hectares, with the capability of landing large aircraft like the Boeing 777 and Airbus A340.
The completion of the airport is expected to boost tourism in Koh Kong Province, especially Dara Sakor project, as it will provide easier access to the area for both domestic and international travelers. In addition, the airport’s proximity to Koh Rong is expected to increase investment in the island’s real estate market, as developers and investors seek to take advantage of the island’s potential for growth.
Koh Rong is known for its white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, making it a prime destination for tourists seeking a relaxing tropical getaway. The island has already seen some development in recent years, with the construction of resorts, restaurants, and other amenities to cater to visitors. However, the completion of the airport is expected to drive further growth and development, as more travelers are able to reach the island easily.
The completion of the Dara Sakor International Airport is a significant milestone for Cambodia and its real estate market, particularly for Dara Sakor and Koh Rong area. The airport’s opening is expected to lead to increased tourism and investment, providing opportunities for developers and investors to capitalize on the island’s potential for growth.