Apsara Authority cracks down on illegal construction in Angkor Park area

In the last two weeks, the APSARA Authority has been taking the strong step of dismantling illegal construction in the Angkor Archaeological Park area, with over 500 cases noted. The action has met with strong protests from the local community, but international agencies like Unesco have also voiced support for the razing.

The Apsara Authority has taken a strong stance against illegal construction activity within the Angkor Archaeological Park, maintaining that the authority and Siem Reap police will go ahead with efforts to demolish unauthorised construction sites even after some 100 owners protested last Friday.

Source: Apsara is not bending on illegal construction, National, Phnom Penh Post

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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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