via CAAI News Media
By The Nation
Thu, February 11, 2010
Thailand has been notified by the Unesco's World Heritage Committee that the process to list Preah Vihear Temple as World Heritage Site remains incomplete because Cambodia has yet to file its site management plan which hinges, in turn, on the border demarcation.
"The uncertainty on Preah Vihear Temple listing will be resolved pending on the Thai-Cambodian cooperation to demarcate the borders," Natural Resources and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti said on Thursday.
There is no date set for the next meeting of the Joint Border Committee and time is needed to create a cooperative atmosphere between Thailand and Cambodia before proceeding to tackle the border dispute, he said.
He said he does not expect the debate on the temple listing to flare up during the upcoming World Heritage meeting in Brazil in June.