17. PROJECT FOR STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT OF THE FOUNDATIONS AND CORNERS OF BAKAN TOWER ON ANGKOR WAT:
The ad hoc group of experts:
a) Takes note of the reality of the structural damage and the risk thus facing the monument and its very many visitors.
b) Validates the proposed restoration project involving partial dismantling of the corners and reassembly in identical fashion, retightening the stones, putting in stainless steel anchoring clamps, with Phase 1 to start in 2020.
c) Requests the immediate bracing of the southwest corner, Zone 1, which seems to be the most urgent.