The Completion Ceremony was
held at Banteay Srei temple under the Royal Patronage of
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI,
King of Cambodia, accompanied by His Excellency Sok An,
Deputy Prime Minister, H.E.Mr. Walter Fust, Director General
of the Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Swiss
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Hans-Peter ERISMANN,
the Ambassador of Switzerland and Mr.
Etienne CLÉMENT, the representative of UNESCO in
Cambodia as well as some high ranking officials of the Cambodian
The event brought together national and international institutions
which are involved in Angkor as well as thousands of local
villagers who live in the sorroundings
of Banteay Srei Temple. On that occasion, the king
would like to thank the highly appreciated Swiss
government which has sent the experts
through the cooperation with APSARA Authority for the conservation
of the Banteay Srei temple.
During the project, many Cambodian archaeologists and architects
have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in conservation
work so as to enable them to work by themselves in the future.