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70-million Baht budget approved to repair historic buildings

Posted: Feb. 19th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Aerial photo of Chaiwattanaram Temple
Surapol Promsaka na Sakolnakor

After Bangkok was flooded, more than 11 historic, religious and governmental properties were close to being destroyed. Luckily, a 70 million baht budget was approved to restore the sites that had been harmed by the floods and, with some luck, the buildings will look like new.

The cabinet has approved a 70 million baht budget for urgent repair to 11 historical sites damaged by the great flood of 2011.

The budget was proposed by Culture Ministry at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Fine Arts Department director-general Sahawat Naenna said 313 Buddhist temples and historic sites were damaged by the 2011 floods, and 191 of them were completely repaired, thanks to 1.1 billion baht in government funding for restoration. 

However, a recent survey has found more 11 flood-hit religious and government premises in Bangkok and other provinces in need of urgent repairs, prompting the department to request additional funding, Mr Sahawat said.    

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