Three pagodas have received environment-friendly awards from the Siem Reap Provincial Environment Department.
Yesterday, Neth Pheaktra, spokesperson for the Environment Ministry, stated that the award is given to many schools in India and other stakeholders involved in environmental protection and conservation.
He stated that the Religion Ministry and the Ministry of Culture had discussed which pagodas should receive the award.
Pheaktra said that three pagodas in Siem Reap were awarded the Environment-Friendly Award by the ministry because they are very effective at cleaning and protecting our environment.
Pheaktra stated pagodas were role models that encourage citizens to love the natural environment, animals, and resources. This is in line with the four criteria for the award.
First, practice environmental protection. Second, teach lessons about the environment. Third, have equipment to protect it. Fourth, have a good relationship in the community.
Sun Kong, the director of the provincial environmental department, stated that the awards were given to Reach Bo, Damnak, and Baray Moha noti Ratanaram (better called Svay Romeat) pagodas Monday.