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ANA opens training program on Heritage Education for students in 2024

The Apsara National Authority, in collaboration with the Khmer Cultural Heritage Organization and  the local authority, opened a training program on Heritage Education for students at Hun Sen Prasat Bakong High School, Siem Reap Province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445291/ana-opens-training-program-on-heritage-education-for-students-in-2024/

Cambodia and South Korea sign 3-year plan for Angkor Wat restoration

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) of Cambodia and the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) titled “Cooperation for the Cultural Heritage Sector” on Monday in Seoul, South Korea. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501443157/cambodia-and-south-korea-sign-3-year-plan-for-angkor-wat-restoration/

Apsara denies allegations of construction restrictions

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said yesterday that they did not restrict or prohibit residents from constructing or repairing structures in the Angkor Archaeological Park, but required people to submit a request to the authority for evaluation and approval. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424907/apsara-denies-allegations-of-construction-restrictions/

ICC Angkor looks forward to challenges, future growth

The Fourth Intergovernmental Conference on Angkor at UNESCO in Paris has concluded, with King Norodom Sihamoni suggesting that UNESCO send technicians to help Cambodia with human resource training to combating the illegal trade in artefacts, and preparations for the future registration of the Kingdom’s tangible ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/icc-angkor-looks-forward-to-challenges-future-growth

APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/apsara-brings-lawsuit-against-angkor-wat-villagers-for-obstructing-illegal-structure-demolition/

Ministry launches Angkor call centre, Telegram account for photo permission

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, through the Apsara National Authority (ANA), has launched a call centre and Telegram channel for anybody wanting to take photographs or videos of the places in the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373302/ministry-launches-angkor-call-centre-telegram-account-for-photo-permission/

APSARA Authority controls the water gates to avoid flooding in the temple area

The working team of the Department of Water, Forestry, and Infrastructure Management of the APSARA National Authority on October 4, was busy controlling the water gates to avoid flooding in the Angkor site. ...

Keo Rachna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501371266/apsara-authority-controls-the-water-gates-to-avoid-flooding-in-the-temple-area/

Officials dispute claims of Angkor ‘forced relocations’

Cambodian officials have rebuffed recent calls by Amnesty International for UNESCO to address allegations of “forced evictions” around the Angkor Archaeological Park, dismissing the claims as baseless. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-dispute-claims-angkor-forced-relocations

Amnesty international calls on world heritage committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat

The human rights group Amnesty International has called on Unesco’s World Heritage Committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat as its 45th annual meeting begins Sunday in Saudi Arabia. ...

Khuon Narim and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/amnesty-international-calls-on-world-heritage-committee-to-address-forced-evictions-at-angkor-wat/

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501349803/samal-urges-sr-authorities-to-expedite-land-title-issuance/

Apsara Authority plants saplings to improve Angkor environment

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) claims that they have planted about two million saplings of mixed varieties in the Angkor Archaeological Park from 2004 to 2023 to enhance the area’s aesthetics. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344942/apsara-authority-plants-saplings-to-improve-angkor-environment/

Apsara Authority plants saplings to improve Angkor environment

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) claims that they have planted about two million saplings of mixed varieties in the Angkor Archaeological Park from 2004 to 2023 to enhance the area’s aesthetics. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344942/apsara-authority-plants-saplings-to-improve-angkor-environment/

Over 2.6 million tourists visit Angkor Resort in first seven months

Some 2,643,000 national and international tourists visited the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province in the first seven months of this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501336270/over-2-6-million-tourists-visit-angkor-resort-in-first-seven-months/

APSARA continues consolidating platform of Angkor Wat’s Bakan Tower

Experts from the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology at the APSARA National Authority continue the third phase project of consolidating the platform of Angkor Wat’s Bakan tower to strengthen the damaged structure. ...

កែវ​ ​រចនា
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501316496/apsara-continues-consolidating-platform-of-angkor-wats-bakan-tower/

ANA replanting vacated Angkor land

APSARA National Authority (ANA) said that since last December, 22,963 saplings have been planted on the land formerly occupied by inhabitants who have now relocate to the newly formed development areas of Pak Snung and Run Ta Ek in Siem Reap province. It said 27,481 ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-replanting-vacated-angkor-land

Rare wildlife species released at Angkor park attract tourists

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has collaborated with the Forestry Administration and the Wildlife Alliance on a project aimed at reintroducing wildlife to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Since its inception in 2013, the project has successfully released over 40 animals, representing more than 10 rare ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-wildlife-species-released-angkor-park-attract-tourists

Siem Reap villagers protest APSARA authority restrictions, seek land titles

Around 100 villagers representing thousands of families from seven Siem Reap communities facing land conflicts delivered petitions to relevant ministries in Phnom Penh, requesting land titles and solutions from provincial and national authorities this week. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/siem-reap-villagers-protest-apsara-restrictions-seek-land-titles/

ANA stepping up replanting campaign within Angkor Park

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) is working with public and private partner organisations to continue its plans to replant the western part of Trapeang Ses, and preserve the AngkorArchaeological Park World Heritage Site. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-stepping-replanting-campaign-within-angkor-park

ANA, Canadian team excavating temple’s platform east of Bayon

The Angkor Vihara Project of Canada’s University of Toronto is excavating an old temple in the Angkor Thom complex, some 200m east of the 12th-century Bayon, in collaboration with APSARA National Authority (ANA), according to the latter. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-canadian-team-excavating-temples-platform-east-bayon

More than 200 families in Siem Reap dismantled tents on disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force

210 families live in Sna Sangkram village, Balong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province that has a land dispute with the Apsara Authority demolished tents from the disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/more-than-200-families-in-siem-reap-dismantled-tents-after-authorities-threatened-to-use-force/

Hun Sen asks Angkor protesters to ‘be calm’

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday denied plans to relocate thousands of residents from one area of the Angkor Archaeological Park following protests. ...

Pa Sokheng
https://vodenglish.news/hun-sen-asks-angkor-protesters-to-be-calm/

Hun Sen threatens eviction without compensation for Angkor residents who negotiate

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned that families who refuse to accept government compensation to leave the Angkor area and try to bargain for higher compensation will face eviction. ...

Ouch Sony
https://vodenglish.news/hun-sen-threatens-eviction-without-compensation-for-angkor-residents-who-negotiate/

Run Ta Ek residents say life is better there than in Angkor Archaeological Park

Residents who were willing to leave their homes in Angkor Archaeological Park and relocate to Run Ta Ek eco-village five years ago are saying their lives have improved in the interim, and now Prime Minister Hun Sen has recently announced that Run Ta Ek area ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/run-ta-ek-residents-say-life-better-there-angkor-archaeological-park

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