Siem Reap (FN), June 20 - The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) will hold its 28th Technical Summit on Wednesday and Thursday this week at the Angkor Conference Center at the Apsara Authority.

The ICC-Angkor meeting will be presided over by H.E. Phoeurng Sackona, the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts with Takahisa Tsugawa, Deputy Chief Mission of the Embassy of Japan and Guillaume Narjollet, French Embassy Cooperation and Cultural Consultant.

The agenda of the 28th Technical Session will focus on monitoring the implementation of recommendations of the 27th Technical Session on conservation work, redevelopment of sustainable development in the Angkor site and other conservation action reports, research work on ancient metal furnaces, and a summary of the latest findings of LiDAR technology.

The ICC-Angkor Committee was established in 1993 after the first international conference on Angkor was held in Tokyo, Japan, at the request of the World Heritage Committee.

ICC members come from 37 countries along with additional 13 international organizations.

The ICC-Angkor organizes its meetings twice a year with members focusing on policy, management, a call for funding, and budgets for new projects and announcements of new projects at Angkor.