APSARA Authority Officials and Tourism Agents graduate the course on Tourism Management in World Heritage Sites

Published on 10 August 2017 10:30 AM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

APSARA senior officials and leaders of tourism agent in total of 65 have completed the building capacity on Tourism Management in World Heritage Sites successfully on August 9th, 2017. The closing ceremony is presided over by H. E. Mr. Sok Sangvar, Deputy Director General of APSARA Authority in charge of Department of Angkor Tourism Development.

This program is organized by APSARA Authority under the US Embassy's sponsorship in the framework of Fulbright Specialist Program from July 17th to August 9th, 2017. This course is taught in English by Dr. Claudia G. Green, a well-known American exert, who teaches in many countries on Tourism Management in the World Heritage Sites.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, H.E. Mr. Sok Sangvar expressed his appreciation to Dr. Claudia G. Green, who fulfilled her excellent teaching mission to all trainees. He further confirmed that this is the second time of training course on Tourism Management in the World Heritage Sites to APSARA officials at the Office, including the Team Leader of tourism agents in each temple. The course is divided into two groups, specialists learn about tourism management, procedures for preparing projects, statistics, analyzing data, and learning about the experience of managing World Tourism by comparing to tourism management in Angkor site. Tourism agents studied English, learn about geographical services and manage the flow of tourists. For teaching, Dr. Claudia G. Green used many approaches such as: reading the articles, class discussion, homework, and video presentation.

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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