Switzerland helps Cambodia preserve old temples

Switzerland helps Cambodia preserve old temples
Published: 09 October 2006

Switzerland’s Holcim Group of Company has pledged to provide Cambodia with US$90,000 to preserve ancient temples in the country, local sources reported.


Under a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in Phnom Penh on Oct. 3, Wat Prasat Bakong and other old Buddhist monasteries will be given fund for their repairation, Cambodia’s AKP news agency said.


The financial assistance will especially be used for funding a project to transform Wat Prasat Bakong to the first Buddhist museum in South-East Asia, the agency added.


Holcim Group of Company is one of the world leading Switzerland cement producer, having 156 representatives offices and factories world-wide, the AKP said.