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Apsara Authority signals Siem Reap tourism revamp

Pech Sotheary / Khmer Times Share:
The Apsara Authority is planning to repair all roads under its control. DAP

The Apsara Authority is planning to repair all roads under its control in order to facilitate travel as a inter-ministerial committee is preparing to further develop the tourism sector in Siem Reap province.

Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeung Sakona, who also serves as Apsara Authority president, said the road repairs will commence at the end of this year or early next year.

“We plant to renovate all roads, including big and small ones, as those roads have lasted for more than ten years,” she said. “Because the roads are old, the asphalt does not work as it did. We have to renovate in order to facilitate the travel of people and tourists to be easier – there will be no dust.”

Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said the work would begin with the repair of major roads, and a budget has been provided by the Economy and Finance Ministry.

On Tuesday last week, an inter-ministerial committee held a meeting at the Siem Reap Provincial Hall to study and prepare to further develop tourism in the province.

Full story in Monday’s paper


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