17. Community project within the Angkor park:

Notes with appreciation that the community development project supported by New Zealand is still carried out by the Community Liaison Officer Team of the Land Use and Habitat Management Department of APSARA National Authority and is expanded now to 16 villages;

Wishes that an in-depth visit of the ad hoc experts to several villages be organized before the next CIC, in order, inter alia, to allow them to further analyze the potential of the crafts circuit within the Angkor Park, with a view to verifying how authentic products could be presented at the parvis of Angkor Wat.