S. Korea Grants US$7 Million to Cambodia for Ancient Site Restoration

Republic of Korea has decided to provide US$7 million to Cambodia to continue rehabilitating Preah Pithou group of ruined temples and Lean Chul Damrei (Terrace of the Elephants) in Siem Reap province.

Lasting from 2019 until 2023, the assistance is the second phase of its kind from South Korea to Cambodia.

The grant agreement was signed in Siem Reap provincial city on Dec. 5 during the 25th Plenary Session of ICC-Angkor by H.E. Dr. Sum Map, Director General of APSARA National Authority and H.E. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Cambodia Office, in the presence of H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts.

The first phase of the support began in 2013 and will end this year, 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press