Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Apsara gets new partner

Apsara gets new partner

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Apsara Authority officials meet with Chinese representatives to discuss restoration of the heritage sites and promote tourism. Facebook

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 two government bodies can share information, build capacity and promote tourism.

Long Kosal, spokesman for the Apsara Authority, said the group will soon sign an agreement to solidify the relationship with Xicheng, which boasts the Ming and Qing dynasties’ hub, the Imperial City.

“This is not just only about Cambodia and China in particular, but it’s about world cultural heritage, and if our heritage is preserved, it will be beneficial to all generations to come,” Kosal said.

China has pumped nearly $10 million into restoration projects at the Angkor Archaeological Park since 1998, according to the Apsara Authority website.

A Chinese heritage restoration team is close to concluding its work on the Ta Keo temple in Angkor Park, and will begin to research Beng Mealea temple early next year, Kosal said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all