As of October 22, a total of 9,065 families have agreed to voluntarily leave Angkor Archeological Park and other areas under the control of Apsara National Authority for the Run Ta Ek area in Banteay Srei district and Peak Sneng in Angkor Thom district.
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara reported the latest progress on relocating people from the protected areas to Prime Minister Hun Sen on October 22 when Hun Sen met with 3,200 families in Peak Sneng.
He said 5,865 out of the 9,065 families had opted for Run Ta Ek, while the other 3,200 had chosen Peak Sneng. Hun Sen has met with people in the Run Ta Ek area three times already, while those in Peak Sneng were meeting him for the first time.
Sophara said that a total of 429 vendor stalls in the Angkor Archeological Park had also relocated and their former locations would have 12,500 saplings planted there.
The minister said on October 20 that a total of 9,134 families had already drawn lots and agreed to voluntarily move from the Angkor Archaeological Park and other areas under the control of the ANA.