Cambodian company donates to protect ancient temples, pagodas

A Cambodian company displays corporate philanthophy by donating money to help preserve the Bakong temple.

8 October 2006 (People’s Daily News) – A Cambodian company displays corporate philantrophy by donating money to help preserve the Bakong temple.

Cambodian company donates to protect ancient temples, pagodas

A Khmer company on Friday donated to the Cambodian government 90,000 U.S. dollars for conserving and protecting the ancient Bakong Temple in Siem Reap province, local newspaper said on Saturday.

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An attended the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between company owner Kuch Sinit and Bun Narit, President of the APSARA Authority, which is in charge of the management of the temples.

“Our old temples were destroyed and broken into pieces, especially the old Bakong Temple. It had elegant sculptures on all its walls. We wanted our next generation to see all these sculptures in precision. Therefore, we funded the conservation,” said Sinit.

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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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