Siem Reap provincial government plans to install CCTV security cameras along the popular tourist Pub Street with aid from Japan.
Sok Thol, deputy administrator at the provincial hall, said MineBea, a private Japanese company, has studied the project and is waiting to install the cameras.
“We cannot say when they will be installed,” Mr Thol said.
“We are waiting for a final agreement with the Japanese government. It may not be until after the Japanese government passes its national budget next year.”
Mr Thol noted that the Pub Street area has more than 20 security cameras currently and that authorities plan to install another 30.
Deputy governor Ly Samreth said the cameras would strengthen security.
“We will repair the old security cameras and add some more to ensure security of tourists,” Mr Samreth said.
He added that between 5,000 and 7,000 people visited Siem Reap every day and more than half of them visited Pub Street.