$2.6 million for Phase II of Ayutthaya management

A range of improvements to access ways and education signs are planned for the next phase of Ayutthaya’s site management plan.

Ayutthaya, Thailand

84 Million Baht for phase 2 of Ayutthaya’s World Heritage Site management
National News Bureau of Thailand, 30 July 2014

The Fine Arts Department, in cooperation with PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) are committing a budget of 84 million baht for phase two of the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site management initiative.

Mr. Anek Srihamat, Director-General of the Ministry of Culture, Fine Arts Department and Mr. Tewin Wongwanich, President and Chief Executive Officer of PTTEP together signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (30th July 2014) with regard to bilateral ties in helping to preserve the World Heritage Culture sites of Thailand. The MoU aims to create awareness in society of the importance of the preservation of World Heritage Culture. This cooperation is considered the start of the second phase of this project, which will run from 2014-2017.

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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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