Kampot province

Cambodia Sea-Salt
Sea-Salt is an indispensable foodstuff and important nutrition for humans. In Cambodia, natural sea-salt can be produced at southwest seashore areas such as Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces. The Kep-Kampot natural sea-salt is produced from natural sea water in a four-stage production process that takes about 30-45 days. After collecting the natural sea-salt will be mixed with iodine substance provided by the UNICEF in order to improve the health of consumers before being sold to domestic markets.
Production: Cultivation area is 4,475.94 hectares, yields are approximately 140,000 tons per year for good weather. For heavy rain  the total output can decrease to 13,000 tons per year (which causes a shortage of salt in the domestic market).
 Producers: 185 groups of sea-salt producers, located in Kep Thmey village, Boeung Touk Comune, Kampot District and Loke village, Ruessy Sroke Commune, Kampong Trarch District (near the Vietnamese border)
Market: Domestic market


Kampot Black Pepper
Pepper, a vine plant, growing in the area of Kep and Kampot province, is known in Cambodia by  people as “Kampot Pepper”. Kampot Pepper was very well-known for many years. Recently, this Kampot Pepper became protected by GI law prepared by the Ministry of Commerce in Cambodia. The current cultivation area is located between mountains and the seashore with a cool wind which provides Kampot Pepper with a very distinct flavor, good smell, enthralling aroma as well a strong and delicate taste.

 Production: The Kampot Pepper Association has a production capacity of 22,896 pepper poles. Total yields are approximately12 tons per year.
Producers: There are 114 families who joint Kampot Pepper Association and they are mostly located in Kampong Trarche, Dang Tong, Chhouk, and Khan Damnake Changeur of Kampot-Kep provinces. Other pepper producing families are not yet participating in this association.
Market: Green pepper is sold in the domestic market, black pepper is exported to Australia and some European counties
Harvest: Middle of January to May.


Kampot Durian
Durian is a popular fruit for Southeast Asian people and is recognized as the “King of Fruits”. In Cambodia, the provinces of Kampot and Kampong Cham are the main places for growing durian due to climate and soil condition. Kampot durian is very famous and among the most popular fruits in Cambodia due to its natural smell and flavor.
Production: Cultivation area is 750 ha with 100 trees/ha and one tree bearing 30 to 50 fruits. One fruit has a weight of 2 to 8 kg.
Producers: 1,237 families mostly located in Teuk Chhou district and Kampot city
Market: Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk province and export to Vietnam
Harvest season: May to late July

Visitor guide
Kampot, the third largest coastal province in Cambodia, shares a border with Vietnam to the east and extends into the Gulf of Siam to the south. Elegant colonial architecture, spectacular natural attractions, and bucolic charm make this province a favorite among locals, expatriates, and more recently, tourists.
Kampot's languid atmosphere and quaint, small-town feel are easy to fall in love with; many who stay in the province do so on the relaxed riverside, where visitors can swim in waters full of bioluminescent plankton or take a smooth kayak ride down the river.
Kampot is more than just a sleepy riverside town, however. The province offers plentiful historical and natural wonders to discover, and serves as a common gateway to Bokor National Park, the beaches of Kep, the beautiful rapids of Toek Chhou and other attractions in southwestern Cambodia.
Bokor National Park is popular for its cool mountain climate and remains a year-round favourite amongst locals and foreigners alike. The scenery from the top is captivating, especially in the morning hours when one can literally touch the clouds and take in the bracing mountain air.
Other attractions include the Popokvil Waterfall where thundering falls provide a cool, refershing pool to dip in. A short distance across the track, the Toek Chhou Rapids is yet another popular tourist attraction. The Prek Ampal Resort, Kampong Trach Mountain Resort and the Anlong Pring Bird Sanctuary are also worthwhile stops in Kampot.

Kampot Province

1. Provincial Government Policies for Investment Promotion

Provincial Brief Introduction (*2)

Kampot, on the eastern side is rich in low lands which is good for agriculture sector. It also has abundant of mountains and forests with a vast variety of wild animals in the west of the province. The southwest of the province is covered by coastline which is rich in natural resource, fisheries, farming and salt farms. Kampot is a perfect business destination for both local and exporting markets. Given beauty of nature, Kampot has been attracting more local and international tourists pouring in to visit the province and the provincial government is totally optimistic for the tourism industry growth in the near future.

The provincial government has continuously strengthened investment environment in effort to diversify provincial economic basis as well as extent provincial good reputation for investment. As a result, IFC and the Asia Foundation have named Kampot among other provinces with the best investment environment in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The provincial government is committed to improve all related sectors to attract more investors and further support existing entrepreneurs and business.

1)      Special features or strong points of the Province in terms of the investment

  1. The provincial government has been taking actions mentioned below to support investors who are interested in investment into the province.
  2. Legal aspect such as investment rule and regulation & other procedures
  3. Organizing support implementation structure through establishing provincial investment sub-committee and provincial investment secretariat
  4. Power delegation from Ministerial and national level
  5. Organizing work experience-exchanging forum with private sector including international enterprises
  6. Providing provincial investment information & opportunity circulation via e-mail, brochure, magazine, radio & TV
  7. Creating investment coordinating environment and incentive for investor through One-Stop Service

2)      Investment opportunities or potential sector

Investment Environment

4. Approved QIP by Provinces-Municipalities Investment Sub-committees (PMIS) under Sub-Decree No. 17 ANK/BK on the Establishment of the Sub-Committee on Investment of the Provinces-Municipalities

Industries (*2) (*5)

  • Current Major Industries and Promoted Industries

Agriculture

  • Provincial specialized fruit and product, (e.g.: one village one product):

-Pepper, total of 13 ha and Harvesting area of 10.50 ha located Domnak Kantoul Kang Tboung Commune, Kompong Trach District.

-Durian, total of 537 ha and yielding 10,657 tons located Makbrang Commune, Tek Chhou district.

  • Number of concession and concession land area: (*13)
  • Types of soil in the Province: (*2)

Sand, Sandy soil and Clay soil

Forestry & Mining (*2)

  • Forestry area: 227,154 ha
  • Wildlife sanctuary and protected area: 1 Wildlife protection area: 217 ha
  • Main minerals production and mining area: 48 mining production sites

Rubber

  • Rubber plantation area: (*4) 20 ha
  • Production amount of rubber: (*4) N/A

Tourism(*2) (*5) (*9) (*10)

  • Historical/cultural area: 4 places (*2)