Governor of Preah Sihanouk Province Kuoch Chamroeun has warned authorities to brace for a surge in Chinese tourists to Sihanoukville following China’s three-year Covid travel restrictions.
According to Chamroeun, the province’s security will need to be boosted.
“Law enforcement authorities must focus more on security, and we must get ready to welcome our Chinese visitors.
He stated yesterday that “there will be security difficulties, and the relevant agencies must be ready to cope with them.”
In light of China lifting its travel ban on its nationals on January 8, Chamroeun claimed to have presided over a meeting on Thursday when all of these issues were discussed.
Due to the impending inflow of Chinese visitors in Sihanoukville, he issued an order for all forces under the control of the Provincial Administrative Unity Command to pay attention to the situation.
According to him, Sihanoukville police were able to solve an abduction case involving Chinese people, and the suspects would soon face charges in court.
“I think it will happen again, both favorably and badly, when the rush of Chinese investors comes to [Sihanoukville] in the future. Therefore, we need to take precautions and be attentive to ensure security for our citizens as well as for international guests and foreign investment,” he said.