About Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR)
The Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCRP), which commenced on 27 June 2022, is a government pilot project under “TECHO 100 Village Framework” with financial support from Japan Fund for Prosperity and Resilience in the Asia Pacific (JFPR) administered by the Asian Development Bank. CBTCR Project works to promote tourism development in:
- (i) Techo Thamacheat village in Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear province,
- and (ii) Prek Taphor village in Angkor Borei district, Takeo province.
The two villages are located in waterfront areas and are close to significant heritage sites of the Sacred Site of the Temple of Preah Vihear and the Phnom Da temple. The project takes a two-pronged approach by promoting tourism along with supporting surrounding communities through high-value agriculture, to create new agritourism products and help stabilize rural incomes during the low tourist season.
The project will benefit villagers by:
- (i) building the capacity of local communities to provide new tourism services and products;
- (ii) improving tourism and agricultural livelihood opportunities;
- and (iii) providing infrastructure and equipment to support tourism operations.
Through tourism development and livelihood improvement, the project will catalyze the project villages’ economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.