The Cambodian government reveals that it spent $10 million on Preah Vihear as part of the effort to get the border temple listed as a World Heritage Site. The article doesn’t say if they spent $10 million US dollars or Riel.
$10 million spent for Preah Vihear heritage site
Phnom Penh Post, 07 October 2008
Cambodia spent nearly US$10 million on an emergency budget to get Preah Vihear temple listed this year as a Unesco World Heritage site, a government official told the Post on Monday.
Phay Siphan, secretary of state for the Council of Ministers, said the money paid for administrative and restoration expenses and not infrastructure development at the 11th-century temple.
“This is a normal expense for the Cambodian government,” he said. “We used the money for technical work and travelling expenses for our delegates involved in the evaluation of the temple,” he said by telephone.