On August 24, Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a demining organisation based in Norway, participated in a tree planting ceremony to the south of the Angkor Wat Temple’s moat.

The APSARA National Authority (ANA) said that 90 leaders and staff of the NPA had planted 180 trees and 300sqm of grass at the Angkor site.

The activity contributes to raising the environmental value of the Angkor area, which the ANA is working to restore order to by replanting trees and grass.

Chou Radina, deputy director of the ANA’s Department of Water, Forestry and Infrastructure Management, said that since local residents had volunteered to move from the Angkor Archaeological Park to the Run Ta Ek and Peak Sneng development areas, the ANA had planted more than 48,788 trees and 35,531sqm of grass.