Special budget sought to repair Ayutthaya flood damage

Special budget sought to repair Ayutthaya flood damage

The Culture Ministry will ask the Cabinet tomorrow for an initial budget of Bt1.4 billion to rehabilitate flooded ancient sites in Ayutthaya, especially on the city’s island. Unesco is sending international engineering experts to survey the structural integrity of the historical sites, as they are feared at risk of collapsing from prolonged submersion. Supoj Phrommanote, director of Fine Arts Office 3, said after meeting with Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome at the Sam Phraya National Museum yesterday morning that most sites were severely damaged, especially Chaiwatthanaram Temple, which was swamped by 50 centimetres of water.

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