Education Minister inspects repairs to Royal Chariots

July 30th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Somchai Wongsawas (สมชาย วงศ์สวัสดิ์) acting as head of the Royal Funeral Pyre construction committee for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, accompanied by Minister of Culture Anusorn Wongwan (อนุสรณ์ วงศ์วรรณ) traveled today to inspect progress in the repair and preparation of the Royal Chariots to be used in the Royal Funeral Procession.

Mr. Somchai admitted that progress was exceeding expectations with all chariots almost completely repaired and assured that they will be ready for a rehearsal procession which has been astrologically scheduled. He thanked all involved parties, especially the Army’s Artillery Division which had an integral role in the repairs. The Army Engineers Division has also begun to conduct work on the road in front of the Royal Chariot’s storage area to prepare for the procession to Sanam Luang.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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