Chinese consulate proposed for Sihanoukville

    The Chinese government has agreed to establish an information center and Chinese consulate in Sihanoukville, aimed at raising awareness of Cambodia’s laws among Chinese nationals living and investing in the Preah Sihanouk province.

    The plan came together during a meeting between provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian last Thursday, according to provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum.

    “Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun requested the establishment of a consulate and a Chinese information center to raise awareness of Cambodia’s laws among Chinese nationals living and investing in Preah Sihanouk province.

    “The aim is to help them learn about Cambodia’s culture and laws,” he said. 

    “A consulate will also make it easier for Chinese investors and tourists when issues arise in terms of security or other pressing concerns,” he added

    However, the date for the establishment of the consulate and information has yet to be set. 

    Earlier this month, data from Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities showed that more than 90 percent of businesses in Sihanoukville are Chinese owned. 

    In related news, Asia Gaming Brief will be hosting a Casino Tour to Sihanoukville as part of the Mekong Gaming Summit, held from 10-12 September 2019. 

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