Ayutthaya repair to defend against future floods

Inspection of flood damage at Ayutthaya, MCOT News 20120131

Current repairs to Ayutthaya from last year’s devastating floods will include measures to prevent against future floods.

Inspection of flood damage at Ayutthaya, MCOT News 20120131
Inspection of flood damage at Ayutthaya, MCOT News 20120131

Restoration of historic Ayutthaya sites to cope with renewed flood
MCOT News, 31 January 2012

Thailand’s antiquities authorities will speed up restoring the former capital’s historic sites, damaged by last year’s flooding in the city of Ayutthaya, and reinforce weak structures in preparation for possible repeat flooding in the future.

Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome and Somsuda Leeyawanich, director-general of the Fine Arts Department on Tuesday inspected the collapsed wall of the Mahathat Temple. A five-kilometre section of the wall tumbled down during the flood and Ayutthaya’s provincial fines art agency has used wooden staves to prop the remaining sections of wall to prevent further collapse.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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