Wall built to protect Ayutthaya historical sites from flooding

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via Bangkok Post, 09 October 2017: We’ve been getting heavy rains in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, with some floods already reported. Ayutthaya has previously been susceptible to floods, and there have been some mitigation measures put in place – it remains to be seen if they can last this year’s downpour.

Ayutthaya local authorities and officers from the Ayutthaya Historical Park have built a flood defence wall to prevent damage to archaeological sites.

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Ayutthaya not on the World Heritage Site endangered list yet

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Recent deliberations at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting earlier this month have decided not to put Ayutthaya on the world heritage endangered list.

Thailand/Ayutthaya/Main road Over flow

Historic City of Ayutthaya not on endangered world heritage site list
National News Bureau of Thailand, 03 July 2015

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has resolved not to include the Historic City of Ayutthaya in the list of endangered world heritage sites, following the great floods of 2011 in Thailand.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Daopong Rattanasuwan and his team recently attended the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany.

The minister said that the decision by the panel not to include the Historic City of Ayutthaya on the world heritage site list was because Thailand’s efforts to restore the city did not follow the World Heritage Committee’s protocol.

Fulls story here.

Linkdump Sep 2012

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