Over 100-year-old tree near Bayon temple, is organized to get treatment by the experts of APSARA

Published on 20 April 2017 02:33 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

A 100-year-old tree, which grew in the northwest corner of Bayon temple, was struck by lightning 10 years ago and was in a fragile condition. Forestry management experts of APSARA Authority began installing the steel scaffolding to cut the upper branches to avoid endanger to visitors and treat it since 8 April 2017.

Mr. Yin Sovat, Deputy Director of Department of Forestry Management Cultural landscapes and Environment, confirmed that his working group observed that old tree and saw its internal decay as well as some dead branches that might break down and cause the danger to visitors. He added that due to that tree is over 40 meters long, so his team needs to take time to set up scaffolding and plans to start cutting dead branches by the end of April.

171 illegal constructions in Angkor Park, with 140 cases were completely demolished and 31 cases were agreed to demolish by the owners in nine days.
The illegal construction, which was built during commune election campaign along the road from Siem Reap International Airport to Angkor Wat in Veal Village, Kork Chak district, belonging to Mrs. Oeum Sreypich, was reshuffled by the Joint Committee on August 15th, 2017 after the owner broke the promise to demolish it by herself for several times.
Mrs. Sap Kuon, a resident of Nokor Kroa village, who found an ancient ceramic pot while she was clearing the land for corn plantation, located in north of house near Tonle Snguot temple.
The campaign of demolishing the illegal constructions in Angkor Park, which is implemented by the Joint Committee including APSARA, Siem Reap Authority, including relevant institutions, has been conducted for four days so far.
During the 15-day course of Khmer history and archaeological excavation at Tonle Snguot Temple, 15 participants, who are from different countries including Cambodia, Singapore, Australia, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, the United States, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines concluded the final visit to Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum on August 11th, 2017.

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