South Korea donates over US$100,000 in resources to help Cambodia in artefact restoration.
Source: Phnom Penh Post 20160224
South Korea supplies equipment for artefact restoration
Phnom Penh Post, 24 February 2016
Cambodia on Monday received $124,000 worth of resources from South Korea to speed up the process of restoring ancient artefacts.
The donation to Cambodia’s department of the protection and preservation of antiquities included technological equipment valued at about $100,000, said Thai Norak Sathya, spokesman of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.
The money will go to the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and the Angkor archaeological park in Siem Reap, he said. Each site received about $50,000 worth of devices to help restore artefacts stored at both locations.
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South Korea will send a team to help restore Preah Pithu, a group of temples within the Angkor Thom complex, the latest international team to help in the ongoing restoration of temples.
S.Korea to help renovate Cambodia’s ruined temples
Xinhua, 26 December 2014
RoK to Help Cambodia Renovate Preah Pithou Group of Temples
Agence Kampuchea Presse
For any readers in Seoul, you might be interested in this conference on Megaliths in Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Sogang University.
Problematising Megaliths of Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Date: 16-17 October 2014
Venue: Room 302, Jeong Hasang Hall, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
26 July 2007 (People’s Daily) – Cambodia’s Apsara Authority, which oversees the management of the Angkor Archaeological Park, shuts down a golf course being built by South Korean company. The course is near the Western Baray (reservoir). South Korea is the largest source of tourism visits to Siem Reap.
Cambodian Apsara Authority orders S. Korean golf course halted
The Apsara Authority in Siem Reap province of Cambodia has ordered a South Korean company to stop constructing a golf course, alleging that it was being built illegally inside the Angkor Archaeological Park, local media reported Thursday.
An unidentified South Korean company recently began building a golf course on land near the Western Baray, a large reservoir located west of the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples that is considered an integral part of the temple complex, the Cambodia Daily newspaper quoted Apsara Deputy Director Dom Hak as saying.
“I found there are some buildings and a site for a golf course being built inside the land of the Apsara Authority near the Baray Region. They built with no permission from Apsara at all,” Dom Hak said.
It is illegal to build such a site in this area, he said, adding that he ordered the project to be scrapped earlier this month.
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