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Towns set for Unesco’s Creative City Network

UNESCO representatives on Friday met with Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, marking the next step in the Kingdom’s efforts to add Battambang, Kampot and Kratie towns to the Creative City Network. Unesco representative to Cambodia Sardar Umar Alam led the delegation and discussed strengthening collaboration in ...

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Mekong countries to seek sustainable tourism by training Cultural Heritage Specialist Guides

 The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will organize the ‘Mekong Sub-regional Capacity Building Workshop on Cultural Heritage’ from 15 to 20 October in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The Workshop will gather government officials in charge of training the cultural heritage specialist guides and developing ...

Eleven Myanmar News Staff

Plain of Jars ready for submission for UNESCO certification next year

L aos will make a submission to UNESCO to include the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang province on the world heritage list early next year after the government approves related documents by the end of this year. The government has prepared all the documents ...

Hin Nam Nor submission to UNESCO next year

The final master plan of Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area in Khammuan province for submission to the World Heritage list will be sent to UNESCO early next year for assessment. An official for the Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area, who asked not to ...

Luang Prabang tourist numbers top 600,000

Tourist arrivals during 2016 to the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang rose to more than 601,000, from over 500,000 in 2015, and this number is expected to rise further in 2017, the local tourism authority said. Head of the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism ...

Meet on freedom of information law as due date nears

Representatives of around 20 civil society organisations will meet on September 16 to discuss key chapters of Cambodia’s long-gestating freedom of information law, which is meant to be completed by late December. “We’ll discuss mechanisms to submit complaints if people don’t receive the requested information,” said ...

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