APSARA Authority cooperates with the US embassy to provide a training on tourism management in world heritage sites of Angkor

Published on 17 May 2017 09:31 AM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

65 officials of APSARA Authority receive additional training on tourism management in world heritage sites. The program is organized by APSARA Authority under the assistance of the US Embassy in framework of the Fulbright Specialist Program. This program is divided into two terms. The first term starts from 15 to 28 May 2017 and second term starts from 14 July to 10 August 2017.

Dr. Claudia G.Green, who has experience in teaching on tourism management in world heritage sites in many countries and also as a trainer in the program, said that I'm so glad to get this opportunity. In this class, I would not try to talk much, but I want to listen to your problems and I will share my experience to contribute in addition to the gaps.

H. E. Mr. Sok Sangvar, Deputy Director General of APSARA Authority, said that officials and agents of APSARA have to think about the quality of tourism services and taking into account the impact of visitors to our temples. So we need to improve our ability in order to provide tourists visiting Angkor the best experience as well as minimize the impact to the site.

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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