General Preap Thann became the official governor of Preah Vihear on April 5. In a
ceremony officiated by Secretary of State for Interior Than Sina, the governor's
seal was passed from out-going Governor Khoy Khon Hou to Thann in the provincial
capital T'beng Meanchey.
In his acceptance speech Thann, a two-star general, said one of his pressing concerns
was to develop the province's infrastructure so that the province would be better
connected to the rest of Cambodia. Both the out-going and in-coming governors are
members of the CPP.
After the ceremony, Thann took officials and guests to Preah Vihear temple by helicopter
where security officials said around 3,000 tourists were visiting the site daily
from Thailand, which was bringing in 90,000 baht in visitors fees.