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Apsara takes on tycoon in land row

The Apsara Authority yesterday demarcated some of its land in Siem Reap town’s Slakram commune to prevent encroachment by a development tycoon. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101348/apsara-takes-tycoon-land-row/

Tests confirm Angkor boat made in 1207 AD

A boat unearthed at a construction site in Siem Reap’s Angkor Thom district in April was made in 1207 AD, according to carbon dating results announced on Friday. ...

Erin Handley and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tests-confirm-angkor-boat-made-1207-ad

Towers to improve Angkor Wat's cell coverage, discreetly

Visitors to Cambodia’s premiere tourist destination, Angkor Wat, can expect better mobile network coverage come June, after Apsara Authority signed an agreement with local telecom services firm Camtowerlink Communications to install six camouflaged mobile towers across the vast temple site. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/towers-improve-angkor-wats-cell-coverage-discreetly

Outside Siem Reap town, poverty remains a daily reality

Each year, millions of dollars flow into the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to Angkor Wat. Yet just outside of town, the effects of that economy are hardly felt at all. Out here, people struggle to make a living, and grinding poverty ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/outside-siem-reap-town-poverty-remains-a-daily-reality/3145767.html

CPP official also accused: Apsara authority

The Siem Reap Provincial Court last week questioned a CPP village chief concurrently with a Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) commune chief after they signed documents allowing villagers to mortgage land claimed by the Apsara Authority, officials said on Monday, but charged and jailed only the ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-official-also-accused-apsara-authority-104393/

Apsara authority pumping water into Angkor ponds

Keeping up appearances, Apsara Authority’s water management team has begun pumping water into the drying ponds around the Angkor temple complex. ...

Naomi Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19241/apsara-authority-pumping-water-into-angkor-ponds/

Government to take control of ticketing at Angkor Wat

Beginning next year, the government will take full control of the Angkor Archaeological Park, ending a controversial concession with private firm Sokimex, which holds the right to sell tickets to the country’s most popular tourist draw. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-to-take-control-of-ticketing-at-angkor-wat-99671/

Preah Vihear temple under repair

Work is finally under way to repair damage to Preah Vihear temple caused during clashes between Cambodia and Thailand more than two years ago, officials said yesterday. Long Kosal, deputy director of the National Authority of Preah Vihear, said a restoration project has been ongoing ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-temple-under-repair

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