Australia's million-dollar donation to Cambodia

Foreign minister Bob Carr announces a donation of a million dollars to help with the maintenance of Angkor as part of his visit to the region.

Australia to give $1 million to Angkor temples
ABC News, 26 March 2012

The Federal Government says it will contribute $1 million towards a scheme to protect Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples.

The world-famous temple complex in Siem Reap province is visited by thousands of tourists each day.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr is in Cambodia on his first trip overseas since being sworn into his new role and says the funding will help preserve the 700-year-old monuments in the area.

“We’re going to take the experience Australians gain managing Uluru and other world heritage sites, and see that in this great site,” Mr Carr said.

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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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