The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said the second stage of repairs on the western bridge of Angkor Wat which started in 2016, could be completed ahead of schedule.
An Sopheap, the manager of the bridge repair project, said he wants to finish the job as soon as possible but technical problems have slowed the operation.
“Within this year, we will repair [parts of] the bridge. The entire plan will be finished by 2022 at the latest,” he said.
He said the plan as stipulated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Japan was to complete the job by 2024.
The MoU between Japan and the ANA was suspended once due to a lack of technical teams which wasted two years before repairs could start.