Canopy Sands Development, a member of Prince Holding Group has approved a masterplan for Ream City developed by Surbana Jurong Group, a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consultancy headquartered in Singapore. The masterplan specifies a land use plan for the 834-hectare project requiring total investments estimated at $16 billion, and will be developed on reclaimed land conveniently located within a 10 minutes’ drive from Sihanoukville International Airport. Ream City will act as a catalyst for the growth prospects of the entire Sihanoukville region, Cambodia’s third-largest city and home to the country’s deep-water port.
A major part of the plan includes an extensive beachfront that stretches beyond 6km. This will support a wide range of waterfront activities and inject vibrancy to the community. (Link)
Ream City is set to transform Sihanoukville by introducing a sustainable ecosystem of tourism, commercial and residential activity that has the potential to house up to 130,000 residents. Upon completion, the masterplan envisions the construction of family attractions, condominiums, landed and beachfront homes and affordable housing estates, themed shopping malls, business hubs, beach resorts, hotels, condotels, yacht and marina club. Surbana Jurong was appointed to undertake the masterplanning, urban design and coastal engineering works for Ream City.
Beyond tourism, Sihanoukville Province is also diversifying economically with a growing base of entertainment, manufacturing, logistics, electricity production and agriculture businesses. It is situated at the cross-roads of major infrastructure initiatives like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Corridors southern route. The airport is also undergoing expansion and will initially see its capacity increase to accommodate 3.6 million passengers annually with further plans expected to deal with a potential passenger load of 10 million by 2030.