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Apsara Authority plans tree planting campaign

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The view of Angkor Wat compound. Apsara Authority

In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new saplings  planted.

In a statement published on Thursday, the Apsara Authority said it plans to plant saplings in multiple locations spanning 35 hectares  this month.

Tens of thousands of Teal, Korki, Kranghoung, and Thong saplings are to be planted in the areas of Prasat Prei, Prasat Prok Ko and Prasat Banteay Kdei. It added that the saplings will also be in Slorkram commune, and along the road leading to Siem Reap International Airport, it added.

Apsara Authority director Hang Pov said preservation of forests and landscape is imperative because the Angkor area suffers from deforestation and decay.

Mr Pov noted that people and temples need forest cover in order to shield them from natural disasters.

Full story in Monday’s paper

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