Pols, business leaders raise 850,000 baht for Ayutthaya ruins restoration

Friday, 30 December 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 52 By  Staff reporters

Politicians and local business leaders raised 850,000 baht to help restore ancient ruins damaged by floods in Ayutthaya.

The Dec. 21 charity dinner at the Zign Hotel was organized by the Banglamung and Pattaya governments, Eastern Thai Hotel Association, Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, Union of Pattaya Entrepreneurs, Pattaya Expats Club, Lions Clubs, and Rotary Clubs. Each table cost 15,000 baht.

Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome says it’s the responsibility of all Thais to cooperate in restoring remains of the historic city of Ayutthaya. Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome says it’s the responsibility of all Thais to cooperate in restoring remains of the historic city of Ayutthaya.

Organizers said it was the responsibility of all Thais to cooperate in restoring remains of the historic city, as they are key symbols of Siamese history, art and culture, as well as a key source of tourism revenue.

Among the guests at the Sidella Balloon were Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome, Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, PBTA President Wiwat Pattanasin and Pattaya Business Confederation President Sa-nga Kijsamret.

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