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.

MOST VIEWED

  • Stock photo agencies cash in on Khmer Rouge tragedy
    Stock-photo companies selling images from S-21 raises ethics concerns

    A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame. The woman was the wife of a Khmer Rouge officer who fell out of favour, and

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Prime Minister: Take back islands from inactive developers

    The government will “take back” land on roughly 30 islands from private companies that have not made progress on planned developments, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech on Monday that also targeted land-grabbing villagers and idle provincial governors. Speaking at the inauguration of the

  • Land on capital’s riverfront is opened up for investment

    The government has signed off on a proposal to designate more than 9 hectares of land along Phnom Penh’s riverfront as state-private land, opening it up for private investment or long-term leasing. The 9.25-hectare stretch of riverfront from the capital’s Night Market to the