New Delhi, April 23 (PTI) The third phase of restoration work on the Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia is expected to be completed by 2025, Archaeological Survey of India officials involved in the project, Om Birla, informed on Saturday. chairman of the Lok Sabha.
Birla, who heads an Indian parliamentary delegation to Cambodia, visited the temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm on Saturday.
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ASI officials briefed the Lok Sabha speaker on the restoration works being undertaken at the temple premises.
“Birla has learned that ASI has already completed the first two phases of restoration work. The third phase is expected to be completed by 2025,” the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a statement.
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Birla told ASI officials involved in the restoration work at Ta Prohm to carry out the work with a sense of dedication and precision.
“ASI’s commitment to restoration work is a matter of pride for all Indians. As such, the trust placed in ASI for this work must be fully respected,” Birla said.
At Angkor Wat, Birla described the temple as one of the great cultural wonders of the world.
Appreciating the architecture of the temple, he said it reflects the common cultural heritage of India and Cambodia.
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