Cambodia’s Apsara National Authority, which manages Angkor Archaeological Park, will this week unveil a “revolutionary” new concept for Angkor’s management that will vastly decentralize responsibility for the preservation of the temple complex, according to Anne Lemaistre, Unesco representative in Cambodia. The new Angkor Heritage Management Framework, which has been two years in the making, will involve restructuring the management of the 401-square-km park so that each major monument and group of smaller monuments has one person serving as its director, who will be in charge of its every aspect, from conservation and tourist flow to security and forestry, she said.
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