PHNOM PENH, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) – Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior has said that at the end of 2018, more than 50,000 Chinese will come to Cambodia for business as more large-scale building projects get underway. The main areas that they are moving to are Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk and Siem Reap.
In a meeting with senior police and police chief of the General Department of Immigration on September 13, 2016, Sok Phal said that in 2017, more than 100,000 Chinese in Cambodia, but the second half of 2018, the number rose to 210,000.
“…By (the end of) 2018, another 50,000 people will come to Cambodia,” he said.
He added that Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, respectively, are China’s targets in this investment, and any Chinese in violation of the law will be deported to China immediately.
At the same time, Sok Phal added that the Royal Government of Cambodia had a policy of investing in Cambodia to increase the work of the people, especially to make Cambodia prosper.
Major General Kirth Chantharith, General Director of Immigration, also pledged to ensure clear control over the entry of immigrants of all nationalities, whether on land or water borders, while the Ministry of Interior called for police to be more vigilant over Chinese illegality in Sihanoukville.
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), China will become the world’s largest group of international tourists, with around 200 million By 2020. Chinese tourists will spend $ 420 billion.
Cambodia’s trade volume will reach $ 6 billion in 2020, while Cambodia is aiming to absorb 1 million Chinese tourists in 2017 to reach 2 million by 2020.