Professor Yoshiaki Ishizawa spends half of his lifetime for the conservation of Angkor

Published on 04 August 2017 10:31 AM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

Professor Yoshiaki Ishizawa was born in 1937 in Obihiro, Hokkaido. He is a former Rector of Sophia University in Japan and Head of the Asia Center for Human Resource Studies and Training at the University of Sophia, located in Siem Reap.

Under the spirit of dedication for 50 years of his life on Angkor's land to restore and preserve Angkor Wat, a cultural heritage of Cambodia. The professor Yoshiaki has been chosen as the winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, or Nobel Prize in Asia for 2017, which will be held on 31st August in Manila and also receives the Magsaysay Gold Medal.






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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