Cambodia Hosts Workshop on Sustainability and Tourism Management at Archaeological and Heritage Sites

Researchers and expert officials from 17 countries in Southeast Asia, Japan and Europe have been gathering in the cultural Siem Reap province from Feb. 5 to 8 in an international Workshop on Sustainability and Tourism Management at Archaeological and Heritage Sites.

According to the Authority for the Protection and Safeguarding of Angkor and the Region of Angkor (APSARA), the four-day event was co-organised by APSARA and the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA).

Various topics from experts and tourism management teams at heritage sites will prove that we work for the same goal, said Mr. Sok Sangvar, Deputy Director General of APSARA Authority in charge of Angkor Tourism Development Department, adding that Angkor is a main location for the lesson on sustainable conservation and development, the two key points that the APSARA Authority have been carrying out.

H.E. Chuch Phoeun, Secretary of State for Culture and Fine Arts, spoke highly of the workshop, stressing that it will provide the participants with more knowledge for the effective tourism management at archeological and heritage sites.

For his part, Dr. Rujaya Abhakhorn, Director of SEAMEO SPAFA, said the gathering in Angkor is to show the tourism management there, particularly the APSARA Authority's efforts not only in the conservation work, but also in the effective tourism management.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press