US Firm Begins $70m Aquarium in Siem Reap
by KhmerLife on May 01, 2019
PHNOM PENH - Siem Reap province will have a new tourism product to be launched in the near future (first reported by CNE here), with the launch of a world class aquarium on a site of over 100 hectares with an investment capital of US $ 70 million. The first phase of the project will start in May 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2021.
Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Company was established in partnership between Cambodian and Japanese investors in collaboration with ICM Inc. (International Concept Management Inc.) from the United States, who designs, manages, projects and operates aquariums and marine parks worldwide. Previously, ICM has partnered with Disney, the San Francisco Academy of Sciences, the Baltimore Aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium, Xcaret Park and the Scottish Ecological Reserve. Mexico and Loro Park (Canary Islands).
The project under this partnership aims to invest US $ 70 million in three phases, the first phase will cost US $ 18 million, while Stage II adds further attractions by creating a botanical garden, exhibition halls, a reef sanctuary and the end of the world development (Phase III), aiming to make Angkor Sanctuary (Angkor empire Aquarium & Animal Kingdom) became a major attraction to keep visitors in Siem Reap longer.
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