The head of the Borobudur Heritage Conservation Association reports that the cleanup of the ancient monument will be completed in time for the new year.
Bernama, 29 November 2010
Borobudur temple, which was covered by Merapi ashes several days ago, was ready for being visited by tourists in New Year’s holiday, Indonesia’s Antara news agency quoted the Head of Borobudur Heritage Conservation Association Marsis Sutopo as saying here Sunday.
“We have targeted that volcanic ashes and sand can be cleared from the temple by mid-December. Therefore, in the New Year’s holiday, the guests can come to see Borobudur and step onto its 10th floor,” he said.
As a result of Mount Merapi’s eruptions, the volcanic ashes and sand covered Borobudur temple with a thickness of 2.5 centimeters.
The Borobudur Garden Tourism was closed during the ash rain due to the volcano’s eruptions from October to early November, he said.