Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 8 - Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Thursday, issued a sub decree to establish Koh Rong National Park, located in Sihanoukville and Koh Kong Province.

Koh Rong National Park includes Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, Koh Kon, Koh Toch and a few more islands with a total area of ​​52,448 hectares, including 5,311 hectares of land and 47,137 hectares of sea.

The establishment of Koh Rong National Park will ensure the preservation of natural and cultural values, and protection of ecosystems and biodiversity on the islands and surrounding environment.

The National Park will provide natural products and services for sustainable use; lower disaster vulnerability; enhance the participation of local communities as well as the public to protecting biodiversity and natural resources in the region.