Russey Keo district authorities on Monday took down seven advertising banners displayed on sidewalks as ordered by City Hall.
The move was led by Russey Keo district deputy governors Sous Solida and Prach Seyha, who oversaw the take down of the banners along National Road 4 in Khsang Saing village.
“The move was done to improve social order, avoid traffic accidents along the pavement and avoid any possible cases of sidewalk grabbing,” Mr Seyha said.
Kong Serey, an expert official on culture in Russey Keo district office, yesterday said approximately 20 banners were taken down since early July, including several that displayed foreign languages and lettering other than Khmer.
“I notice that many advertising banners use Chinese letters and didn’t have proper permits and documents from local authorities or the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts,” Ms Serey said.
Authorities will give retailers one month to make any alterations on banners that are the wrong size or containing incorrect composition, and one week to remove banners on sidewalks, before they would be taken down by officials.
“The campaign will continue to operate across the district until all advertisement banners that do not follow regulation will be taken down,” she added.