via Bangkok Post, 20 June 2020 (other stories below): The Fine Arts Department will oversee the restoration of the historic Bombay Burmah building, which was demolished by a contractor working for the Department of National Parks recently. The destruction of the 131-year-old building caused a huge uproar among the residents of Phrae and other heritage advocates.
The Fine Arts Department (FAD) has promised it will do its best in restoring to its original state a 131-year-old house that was demolished in Phrae, according to the provincial governor.
Kanprempree Chitanont said on Friday that the FAD director-general had offered her the assurances, adding that the department would use teak wood and parts from the demolished building.
Ms Kanprempree denied reports that some of the wood and other fixtures from the former Bombay Burmah Trading Co post had been sold.