APSARA Authority and ICC Angkor Make Another Healthy Move

APSARA National Authority has recently reflected its work with national and international counterparts and entered rehabilitation agreements toward more effective services.

Led by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts and President of APSARA Authority H.E. Ms. Phoeurng Sackona, the national authority's delegation along with senior experts of ICC Angkor � the International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of Historic Site of Angkor � reviewed experience and lessons learned of its work.

At the discussion taking place in Siem Reap province, Cambodia's team received encouraging feedback from technical expatriate experts tasked to support APSARA National Authority for about 20 years at the conservation sites.

The national authority, in separate sessions, also signed memorandums of understanding with China and India to continue rehabilitation and development work of temples.

Depletion of national resources, especially at Kulen mountain range of Siem Reap, is threatening around 50 ancient resorts and temples, and the national authority, Ministry of Environment as well as other concerned bodies are taking serious actions on this.

APSARA National Authority is a body assigned to protect and manage Angkor and the region of Siem Reap after the site has been enlisted as a world heritage.

Both Cambodia's side and international counterparts engaging ICC Angkor considered the meetings and agreements as another healthy move, not only for Cambodia, but also the world.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press