The Apsara National Authority (ANA) on Tuesday opened three more locations to receive application forms from citizens requesting to build houses and other structures in Angkor Archaeological Park.
ANA spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on Tuesday that the authority already had three locations to provide the service but to make it convenient for citizens, three more locations were added. They are at Angkor Ticket Centre, Angkor Thom Ticket Centre and Banteay Srei Ticket Centre.
“The main purpose of creating more locations is to provide services to citizens and make public services easier for citizens to access. The idea behind the locations is to process requests, including permission to fix and repair existing structures,” he said.
Kosal said within the first week of May, the ANA had received 52 requests to build new houses and repair constructions. Authorities went to check 24 cases and moved forward with six of them.
He said the ANA pays attention to each case, checking and further strengthening their work from one request to the next, until they can respond to all citizens.
Creating new centres in these locations will help facilitate the mission to reduce time and expense. And all the services offered are free of charge, said Kosal.
ANA officials said in the first four months of this year, they allowed 1,110 families to repair and build small houses out of 1,523 requests. At the same time they removed 729 illegal structures.
Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan said on Tuesday that by providing locations for services, the ANA is making the services more convenient and accessible. In the past a lot of time was spent on such requests for services, he said.
“Creating more locations for services reduces the burden on citizens who used to have to travel and waste a lot of time. I plan to discuss with the ANA on the idea of operating a centre in Banteay Srei,” he said.