- FOR A MASTER PLAN OF TERRITORIAL CONCISTANCY
Obviously the issues regarding a sustainable safeguarding of the Angkor site bear a crucial territorial dimension. In this context, we can mention, in particular, the ancient network of roads, hydraulic infrastructures, the cultural landscape and also projects aiming at setting up eco-villages to the benefit of the local population living in the heritage zone.
The original zoning carried out fifteen years ago in view of the project known as “ZEMP” (Zoning Environmental Management Plan) only provides partial solutions to territorial management and sustainable development issues concerning the World Heritage site. Therefore, the Committee highly recommends the drafting of a Territorial Coherence Master Plan.
This Master Plan will conform to current references and practices in the South-East Asian Region. In order to efficiently and harmoniously implement this Master Plan, the Committee particularly recommends that a territorial management pilot project aiming at improving local community involvement should be set up.