Cambodian government officials have said that the de-privatisation of the ticket sales to Angkor will not affect the price of tickets, and the money will more directly benefit the local economy.
Ticket sales will benefit Angkor
TTR Weekly, 16 November 2015
Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Economy and Finance says returning Angkor Wat ticket collection to the government will benefit the local economy.
Khmer Times quoted economy and finance minister, Aun Porn Moniroth, saying the ministry would work with the Ministry of Tourism to establish a public administration institution to manage revenue generated by ticket sales at Angkor temples.
“We will create a public institution under the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Economy and Finance to manage income from Angkor Wat…we are now working on the procedures and a law to create this institution.”
He added: The income will go to the government to cover expense needed to maintain Angkor Wat and the rest will be used for national projects. We will ensure that revenue management is transparent.”
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