TV station raising funds to improve Preah Vihear access road

Bayon TV is seeking to raise US$500,000 to improve the access road to the Preah Vihear temple.

Bayon to seek more donations for Preah Vihear road repairs
Phnom Penh Post, 11 March 2009

Funding drive to pay for construction of a further 1-kilometre stretch of road leading up to the disputed Angkor-era temple site.

BAYON television will ask its viewers for an additional US$500,000 in donations as part of its ongoing campaign to improve road access to Preah Vihear temple, according to company representatives.

Huot Kheang Veng, assistant to Bayon Director General Hun Mana, said that the station had already completed a 3.6-kilometre stretch of road, costing $1 million, and was looking to replace a further 1-kilometre section built by former Phnom Penh municipal governor Chea Sophara almost a decade ago.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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