Gov’t Approves Relocation of Royal Arts University

The government has formally approved the relocation of the Royal University of Fine Arts, which will be taken over by the neighboring National Museum, a culture ministry official said Tuesday.

Thai Noraksathya, secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture, met Tuesday with Yem Ponhearith, head of the National Assembly’s commission on culture, to tour the university and discuss its relocation to Chroy Changva district.

Secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture, Thai Noraksathya, left, stands with Yem Ponhearith, head of the National Assembly's commission on culture, at the Royal University of Fine Arts on Tuesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture, Thai Noraksathya, left, stands with Yem Ponhearith, head of the National Assembly’s
commission on culture, at the Royal University of Fine Arts on Tuesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

“The government has approved the request of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts by converting [the university’s] land size here from 17,000 square meters to a new site of 40,000 square meters in Chroy Changva near the Kien Klaing pagoda,” Mr. Noraksathya said during the meeting. Asked when the move would occur, the secretary of state said it was still unclear.

“Once you see the moment we break ground, it will mean we have officially implemented a plan,” he said.

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