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Apsara Authority moves elephants out of Angkor area

The Apsara Authority and Elephant Management Association has started transferring elephants in the Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Siem Reap province’s Sout Nikom district in a bid to stop the animals from being used to ferry tourists around.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660036/apsara-authority-moves-elephants-out-of-angkor-area/

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landowner-told-structures-encroach-heritage-land

Food vendors prevent Apsara from planting new trees at Angkor Wat

The Apsara National Authority has delayed planting trees in front of the Angkor Wat temple after nearly 100 food vendors protested. Tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, Apsara said in an announcement last week that the tree planting was meant to beautify the temple ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-vendors-prevent-apsara-planting-new-trees-angkor-wat

Apsara Authority to begin canal construction

The Apsara Authority has announced that it will begin construction of canals surrounding forest areas in Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province this week in a bid to preserve the historical site. Chum Sopheakmakara, acting director-general of the Apsara Authority, in a statement issued on ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640400/apsara-authority-to-begin-canal-construction/

Apsara Authority warns of online posts illegally offering land

The Apsara Authority yesterday warned that it will take legal action against Facebook users who advertise land for sale located in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said some Facebook account owners have advertised land for sale at the site which is ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617075/apsara-authority-warns-of-online-posts-illegally-offering-land/

Apsara Authority plans tree campaign

In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new trees planted. In a statement published on Thursday, the Apsara Authority said it plans to plant saplings in multiple locations spanning 35 ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50612582/apsara-authority-plans-tree-campaign/

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom’s globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex’s Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-wat-moat-drying-could-affect-foundations

Fires destroy hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces

Hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces have been destroyed by a fire that raged on Monday and Tuesday, according to provincial authorities. The blaze, which authorities said was caused by human negligence, destroyed both natural forest and state-administered forest ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fires-destroy-hundreds-hectares-forest-siem-reap-and-kampong-thom-provinces

Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal on Thursday said it ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579040/apsara-authority-puts-up-signs-to-foil-land-grabs-2/

Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

Siem Reap families protest over lack of land deeds

Fifty-nine families living in Siem Reap’s Slor Kram commune protested to urge the authorities to speed up the process of giving them land deeds, saying they have been waiting three years already. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-families-protest-over-lack-land-deeds

Authority protecting forests

The Apsara Authority is stepping up its efforts to manage and maintain forest cover surrounding the Angkor World Heritage Site in Siem Reap province. At a meeting with about 250 officials and staff members of the authority’s forestry department on Wednesday, Hang Peou, deputy director-general ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50511480/authority-protecting-forests/

Authority lays down law on unpermited Angkor buildings

The Apsara Authority has renewed its warning that it will remove unauthorised constructions and take legal action against anyone fraudulently taking money in return for permission to build on the Angkor site. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506823/authority-lays-down-law-on-unpermited-angkor-buildings/

Angkor Wat temple graffiti causes stir

The foreign letters written on the stones of the Angkor Wat temple were written during the 17th century and before the 1990s and there are no recent letters written by foreigners, the Apsara Authority has said. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504376/angkor-wat-temple-graffiti-causes-stir/

China signs pacts on aid for transport, mines and education

Cambodia and China yesterday signed three agreements on mine clearing, a transportation master plan and renovation of the Royal Palace building in Siem Reap province. The signings came amid the launch of a big finance project to improve education in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502740/china-signs-pacts-on-aid-for-transport-mines-and-education/

Angkor residents given construction permission

In four months this year, the Apsara Authority has allowed people living in the Angkor area to build and repair 354 houses or do light construction in order to help facilitate their living conditions. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50487386/angkor-residents-given-construction-permission/

Apsara Authority closes illegal logging case

Apsara Authority officials and local police yesterday completed a three-day investigation into illegal logging on Angkor Archaeological Park grounds, noting that one man was detained and released after signing a contract to stop cutting trees. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483726/apsara-authority-closes-illegal-logging-case/

Ancient statue 50 percent repaired

Repairs on an ancient sandstone statue discovered in Siem Reap province in July are 50 percent complete, according to a report. The Angkor-era statue was found at the Tonle Sgnout temple by a group of Apsara Authority archaeologists working with colleagues from the Singapore-based Institute ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100580/ancient-statue-50-percent-repaired/

Apsara gets new partner

The Apsara Authority announced yesterday that it will begin sharing preservation knowledge and collaborating in restorations with the city officials behind Beijing’s ancient Imperial City. Officials from Cambodia’s heritage preservation authority met with Du Jingxin, an official from Beijing’s Xicheng district, to discuss ways the ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/apsara-gets-new-partner

South Korea to help restore Elephant Terrace

The Apsara Authority has signed a deal with South Korea to restore and conserve the Elephant Terrace in Siem Reap’s Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090136/south-korea-help-restore-elephant-terrace/

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