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
via Khmer Times, 2 July 2018:
The Apsara Authority renews its warning that it will remove unauthorised constructions.
Source: Authority lays down law on unpermited Angkor buildings – Khmer Times
via Phnom Penh Post, 05 June 2018
The Apsara Authority has given approval to 134 families who live within the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap to build small structures and make minor renovations to their homes.
Source: Apsara OKs additional buildings in Angkor
via Khmer Times, 08 May 2018: This article is probably in response to the ruckus last year when some illegal construction were demolished by the authorities last year in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Apsara Authority allowed people living in the Angkor area to build 354 houses.
Source: Angkor residents given construction permission – Khmer Times
via Myanmar Times, 30 March 2018:
A 340-room hotel project in the Bagan cultural zone was halted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture after many criticised the project for being located too close to an ancient protected monument.
Source: Ministry stops construction of hotel in Bagan
via Khmer Times, 27 December 2017
The Apsara Authority has almost finished the removal of the houses illegally constructed before the June commune election.
Source: Angkor Park evictions continue – Khmer Times
via Khmer Times, 27 September 2017:
A joint commission has removed more than half of the unlawful constructions in the park.
Source: Illegal Angkor homes still being removed – Khmer Times
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
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
Various sources, see below: In the past week, the APSARA Authority has been cracking down on illegal construction projects – as many as 500 – in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
The Apsara Authority, which oversees the Angkor Wat temple complex, has warned the owners of over 500 unauthorised construction sites to halt activity and dismantle any structures or police will clear the sites later this week.
Source: Apsara seeking to stop illegal building activity, National, Phnom Penh Post