Japan to Continue Supporting Conservation of Cambodian Temples

Japan will continue to support Cambodia with conservation work of temples in Angkor Archaeological Park, according to APSARA National Authority.

The commitment was made by delegation of Sophia University of Japan led by Prof. Zenkichi Hirayama, Chairman of Technical Commission for Angkor Temple's Hal Bridge Restoration Project during his recent meeting with H.E. Hang Peou, Director General of APSARA National Authority in Siem Reap province.

Prof. Zenkichi Hirayama spoke highly of the collaboration between the APSARA Authority and the university in protection and preservation of Cambodian ancient temples in the Angkor region.

The chairman continued that many temples have existed over a century, so proper conservation and rehabilitation are needed in order to remain firm.

He also expressed appreciation of the APSARA Authority, including Cambodian experts for their hard work to support the conservation.

From his end, H.E. Hang Peou thanked the university for its good cooperation with his team, especially in training human resources, and renovating and conserving the temples.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press