RM30 million allocation to develop infrastructure at Sungai Batu archaeological site

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via Kosmo, 17 August 2018: The Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced a RM30 million (approximately US$7.3 million) allocation to improve tourist infrastructure at the Sungai Batu archaeological site in Kedah. Article is in Bahasa Malaysia.

SUNGAI PETANI – Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya akan membangunkan kemudahan infrastruktur yang lengkap bernilai RM30 juta di Kompleks Arkeologi Sungai Batu, Lembah Bjuang di sini yang merupakan tapak tamadun tertua di rantau ini berusia 2,200 tahun.

Source: Pembangunan infrastruktur Kompleks Arkeologi Sungai Batu bernilai RM30 juta

Gardens might affect Bagan UNESCO bid

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via Myanmar Times, 15 August 2018: Garden construction in Bagan temples may potentially affect the bid to nominate them into the World Heritage register. This adds to the number of issues previously highlighted in the nomination of Bagan with modern constructions (such as here and here).

Bagan authorities are planning to build 17 gardens inside the compounds of well-known pagodas, but a local UNESCO official expressed concern the move could affect Bagan’s bid to be declared a world heritage site.

Source: Gardens might affect Bagan UNESCO bid

Final warning over Angkor area structures

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via Khmer Times, 02 August 2017: The APSARA Authority sets a deadline for next week before it stars taking down illegal structures in the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Apsara Authority and Siem Reap provincial hall say illegal constructions in will be demolished.

Source: Final warning over Angkor area structures – Khmer Times

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Apsara, government discuss demolition of homes

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Phnome Penh Post, 03 July 2017: Commission set up between APSARA and province officials to tackle the problem of illegal construction in the Angkor Archaeological Park area.

Hundreds of people could have their homes demolished by security forces in order to preserve Angkorian heritage following a meeting between the Apsara Authority and the Siem Reap provincial government on Friday.

Source: Apsara, government discuss demolition of homes, National, Phnom Penh Post