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Space tech to aid park preservation

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The technology allows crews to map temples. Supplied

The Apsara Authority has extended an agreement with China’s International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage to continue using its remote sensing technology to discover and preserve ancient temples in Siem Reap province.

The initial memorandum of understanding was signed in 2013 and was extended for three years on Monday.

Sum Mab, director-general of the Apsara Authority, also requested China to provide further training to Cambodian officials on the use of the technology.

The two sides also discussed the possibility of holding an international workshop at the end of 2018.

Long Kosal, spokesman for the Apsara Authority, said the technology will further preservation work in the Angkor Archaeological Park.

“This technology gives images from space, allowing us to explore a particular location,” he said. “It gives us accurate readings of the Angkor Park and images will be updated once every four days.”

“This technology will also be used to monitor changes in water, both on land and underground, for water management in the Angkor Park,” he added.

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