Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Switzerland helps Cambodia repair Banteay Srey temple

MCOT English News

PHNOM PENH, Jan 28 (VNA) - Switzerland has provided one million Swiss Francs (about 880,500 USD) in aid for a repairing project of Banteay Srey temple in Siem Reap province, Cambodia news agency (AKP) reported on Jan. 27.

An agreement on the aid was signed in Phnom Penh on Jan. 26 by Sun Saphoeung, Secretary of State of the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Rodolphe S. Imhoof, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia .

The agreement is aimed at boosting the cooperation between the Switzerland’s maintenance team of Banteay Srey Temple and Cambodia ’s Apsara Authorities in repairing and caring for the temple.

In Cambodia development cooperation forum held in Phnom Penh in late last year, Switzerland had pledged to provide nearly 7.5 million USD for the national development in Cambodia from 2009 to 2011, according to the news agency.(VNA)

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