via Phnom Penh Post, 16 July 2020: The Apsara Authority warns against illegal land sales in the Angkor Archaeological zone.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) on Wednesday again warned it will take legal action against individuals illegally selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park.
The ANA said some of the land being advertised for sale is located within the protected zones of the park.
ANA spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on Thursday that the sales continued despite ANA’s repeated warnings.
“Some people and merchants are still selling and buying land in these areas. In the past, we sued these individuals,” he said.
The ANA is concerned that people from other provinces are buying land in Siem Reap to build structures or sell it for profit. This won’t work, Kosal said, because building constructions in the Angkor Archaeological Park is prohibited.