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

Apsara cracks down on illegal construction activity

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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

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