Nuon Rithy, managing director at the Bonna Realty Group, said the trading of land in Kampot province is quiet and nothing changes much because there are no nice beaches for attracting tourists.
“If there are many tourists visiting Kampot province, there will be much development like building and hotel construction, and then the property prices may rise”, he said. “The province is an eco-tourist area and has the special economic zone to help spur industry, but the special economic zone is not yet under way.”
According to Noun Rithy, the land price in Kampot is between $150 and $250 for the best areas, and the price for residential areas is from $40 to $60.
The prices might drop to $10 to $20 a square metre, if it is the land outside the town.
The prices in Kampot have not risen, as there are no reasons for increasing the land price, because there are no interesting places, and not many people living there. He added that the province has also two special economic zones, but they have not yet been opened, and are not attracting investors.
He said, “The land price near the beach or in town center is about $300 a square metre and $1 or below $1 for land plantation.”
Kampot has more resorts like Bokor Mountain and Teuk Chour waterfall that are a potential tourist attractions. Land prices in these areas are about $500 to $600 a square metre, about $20 to $30 in the suburbs and $1 for land plantations.
He claimed, “Currently, for those people who can afford it, they have been starting to invest in Kampot as they see increasingly the constructions of guesthouses and hotels.”