According to The Nation, Thailand and Vietnam have joined forces to develop the 900-kilometre R10 route, or Southern Economic Corridor, to support growing opportunities in trade, investments and tourism. This route will link southern Vietnam to Dawei in Myanmar, and facilitate distribution of goods among Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.
While mainly facilitating food commerce there’s a coastal tourism element that’s worth keeping in view. An officially agreed tourism sea route from Vietnam’s Kien Giang province to Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Trat Province in Thailand is already in place together with water transport procedures. All it needs is international standard ships and tourist traffic.
“All paperwork and agreements to start a sea tour of Ha Tien, Rach Gia, and Phu Quoc Island in Viet Nam, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and Trat and Chanthaburi in Thailand have been finished,”
“The only thing left is to wait for investors.”
By sea, it takes about two-and-a-half hours to go from Phu Quoc to Sihanoukville and two more hours to reach Trat.