Masterplan For Sustainability
Cambodian conglomerate, under the leadership of Oknha Chen Zhi, brings world-renowned Singapore expertise to oversee 834-hectare project, catalysing growth in Cambodia's third largest city.
Canopy Sands Development, a subsidiary of Prince Holding Group, one of Cambodia's largest and fastest growing conglomerates, has approved a masterplan for Ream City created by Surbana Jurong Group, a Singapore-based global urban, infrastructure, and managed services consultancy. The masterplan specifies a land use plan for the 834-hectare project, which will require a total investment of US$16 billion and will be built on reclaimed land just 10 minutes from Sihanoukville International Airport. Ream City will serve as a catalyst for the overall growth prospects of the Sihanoukville region, which includes Cambodia's third-largest city and the country's deep-water port.
Ream City is set to transform Sihanoukville by introducing a sustainable ecosystem of tourism, commercial, and residential activity capable of housing up to 130,000 people. Upon completion, the masterplan envisions the development of family attractions, condominiums, landed and beachfront homes and affordable housing estates, themed shopping malls, business hubs, beach resorts, hotels, condotels, a yacht and marina club, and themed shopping malls. Surbana Jurong has been tasked with masterplanning, urban design, and coastal engineering for Ream City.
Cambodia, which is sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, has positioned itself as an appealing investment destination for companies looking to expand in the ASEAN region.
Mr Yeo Choon Chong, CEO, ASEAN, Surbana Jurong said, “Cambodia continues to attract a steady flow of foreign direct investments. With our partners, we see immense potential to drive growth in this key market through our participation in iconic infrastructure projects.”
“The proposal prioritises the integration of nature to enhance the built environment. 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. The plan also includes infrastructure enhancements to the community to support civic and community facilities such as schools, parks and open spaces, sports complexes, polyclinics and neighbourhood-level amenities. Once fully developed, Ream City will be an exciting destination for dining, retail, work, recreation and living.” Mr Yeo went on to say.
“We have liaised with Surbana Jurong for more than a year and are very happy with the masterplan they have proposed for Ream City,” said Mr Khong Weng Fook, Managing Director of Canopy Sands Development. “Surbana Jurong has consistently impressed clients around the world and are well-known for their extensive experience in urban development, deep and global talent pool, and comprehensive global coverage as they have developed master plans for a wide variety of projects in more than 30 countries.”
“We are looking forward to working together to convert their proposed land use plan into reality and create a sustainable solution for living for the betterment of Sihanoukville and Cambodians.”
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Sihanoukville Province's economy is diversifying beyond tourism, with a growing base of entertainment, manufacturing, logistics, electricity production, and agriculture businesses. It is at the crossroads of major infrastructure initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the southern route of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Corridors. The airport is also undergoing expansion, with initial plans to increase capacity to 3.6 million passengers per year, with additional plans to handle a potential passenger load of 10 million by 2030.
Together, Prince Group and Surbana Jurong intend to bring a comprehensive and meticulously planned approach to coastal development that capitalises on both parties' strengths – Prince Group, which includes Prince Real Estate Group, Prince Bank, Cambodia Airways, and Prince Huan Yu Real Estate, has completed numerous projects in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville and has invested more than US$2 billion in local projects with the goal to “Build a Better Life” for Cambodians.
A large part of the plan includes a beachfront that stretches for more than 6 kilometres. This will help to support a variety of waterfront activities while also bringing vibrancy to the community.
About Prince Holding Group
Prince Holding Group, also known as Prince Group, is one of Cambodia's largest corporate conglomerates, with operations in real estate development, banking, finance, aviation, tourism, logistics, technology, food and beverages, and lifestyle. Prince Group is committed to its mission of "Building a Better Life," and its philosophy promotes the values of "Commitment, Responsibility, Respect, Generosity, and Innovation."
About Canopy Sands Development
Canopy Sands Development's vision is to create thriving living and working environments that improve people's livelihoods and well-being while also delivering long-term prosperity to local communities. Canopy Sands Development, led by a local and international team of highly experienced, reputable, and respected professionals, each with a unique and strategically critical global perspective, is laying the groundwork that will catalyse greater economic opportunities, generate significant socioeconomic benefits, and ensure long-term prosperity.
Canopy Sands Development, a real estate development leader, is working to create vibrant new communities across Cambodia, each of which will be built to the highest international standards. As a result, the company will create significant economic, social, and educational opportunities, as well as provide long-term benefits to Cambodian communities.
About Surbana Jurong:
Surbana Jurong Group is one of Asia's largest urban, infrastructure, and management consulting firms, with a 70-year track record of successful project delivery. The Surbana Jurong Group, headquartered in Singapore, includes SMEC and the Robert Bird Group in Australia, Sino-Sun in China, AETOS, KTP, Prostruct, and SAA in Singapore, and B+H in Canada.
Our global talent pool of over 16,000 employees from more than 120 offices in more than 40 countries includes architects, designers, planners, engineers, and other specialists who are motivated by forward-thinking and creative ideas to help shape a better future.
Our technical experts provide best-in-class solutions that span the entire project life cycle, from planning and design to delivery and management to decommissioning and closure. We offer a full range of consulting services in a variety of industries, including aviation, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, water and environment, energy, and resources.
We have built over a million homes in Singapore, crafted master plans for over 30 countries, and developed over 100 industrial parks globally, building homes and designing cities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable, empowering communities to thrive. Please visit surbanajurong.com for more information.