A training course on stone conservation, organised by the APSARA National Authority in collaboration with the Stone Conservation Team and GIZ, began on June 20.
Kim Sothin, Deputy Director General of the APSARA National Authority, presided over the opening ceremony of the training course held at the Angkor Conference Hall in Siem Reap province.
According to the authority’s news release, 20 trainees, selected from an interview on June 10, attended the course which lasts for two and a half years. They will be provided with specific skills in stone conservation to develop their capacity for the conservation and restoration of temples in the Angkor World Heritage Site.
Speaking on the occasion, Sothin said that the training course on stone conservation is important for the conservation work and stone restoration in the Angkor site and it will make all participants who attend this training course understand in-depth work, observe the condition of the stones, and be able to conduct the documentation.
He hoped that the participants will become experts who can take turns in the work of preserving the temple for future generations.
The deputy director general also thanked all relevant organisations, especially GIZ, and national and international experts for their participation and cooperation in the conservation of Angkor.