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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

H.E. Dr. Sok An participated in The Ceremony for the Completion of the Cambodia-Korea Friendship Road (or Korean Ring Road Construction Phase II)

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KOICA News Release: trainslation from local websites
APSARA News Network (ANN), http://www.ann.com.kh/
December 17, 2012, 6:40AM
Source: http://www.ann.com.kh/newann/site/detail/9048.html
Siem Reap: The ceremony for the completion of Cambodia-Korea Friendship Road (or Korean Ring Road Construction Phase II) was held in Banteay Srey High School, Banteay Srey District, Siem Reap Province on 15th December 2012 under the great honor participating of H.E. Dr. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister,​Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers and the President of APSARA Authority and H.E. Park Dae Won, President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The Cambodia-Korea Friendship Road (or Korean Ring Road Construction Phase II) located in the north of Angkor Area and connects to​ former Fourth Military Regional Headquarter located ​​located in Ta Koh village, Bra Dak commune, Banteay Srey district with of 20.5 km length and 8m width, included 38 meters of concrete bridge, 5 pipes and 2 weigh stations. The construction of this ring road started from 2010 and completed in the end of 2012 with total budget of 11.780.000 USD, included 11.500.000 USD of grand aid from the government of Republic of Korea and 280.000 USD of counterpart budget of APSARA Authority.

The main purpose of the Korean Ring Road is to disperse heavy truck traffic from nearby temples area and to protect Khmer cultural heritage from environment pollution. The completion of this ring road will provide effective result to the people, not only to make the traffic and transportation in the area easier, also to reduce the traffic jam for tourists to visit the temples.

“APSARA Authority has a huge responsibility to manage, to conserve, to protect the world heritage, Angkor area by following the <Conservation for Development and Development for Conservation> Policy” H.E. Dr. Sok An added.  /End/

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