via Phnom Penh Post, 23 March 2020: Water gate built by the French in the 1930s, north of Ta Nei temple.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has said that repair work on a colonial-era french watergate in the Angkor Archaeological Park is expected to be completed before Khmer New Year.
The work aims to improve the value and quality of the structure, which is one of the main reservoirs in the region that is used to store water for the dry season.
The current repair work on the watergate project located by the Siem Reap River, north of the Ta Nei temple, is set to be completed before Khmer New Year arrives, according to an ANA Facebook post on Friday.
“The gate collects water from the Kulen Mountain and distributes it to the Siem Reap River, Baray reservoir and all irrigation systems connected to it,” the post read.
“It is also the main point preventing flooding in Siem Reap during the rainy season,” ANA said in the Facebook post.