More than 1,000ha of land has been granted by the Koh Kong provincial administration to the Ministry of National Defence to establish a development zone project to improve the livelihoods of people.

The area will be named “Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh and the Ministry of National Defence Vacation Area”.

Defence minister Tea Banh told The Post on July 5 that the project will be set up in Chroy Pros commune and parts of Koh Kong district and will include infrastructure along the beaches from Dara Sakor to Khemarak Phoumin town.

“This project is being developed because people who live along the coast face many difficulties and they do not have enough roads.

So a village will be built in the area, along with other infrastructure projects,” he said.

Tea Banh did not reveal a definite time frame for when the project will be completed as the working group was still finalising details.

Provincial deputy governor Sok Sothy said on July 5 that the provincial administration agreed to grant the 1,102ha of land owned by the administration following the ministry’s request two months ago.