Royal Funeral Pyre nears completion

July 29th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Chairman of the design and construction committee for the Royal Funeral Pyre of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, Captain Arvut Ngunchuklin (อาวุธ เงินชูกลิ่น) revealed that construction of the funeral pyre and its general structure are nearing completion. He stated that some of the decorative aspects of the construction have already begun but special care has had to be given against constant rain fall.

The construction committee head said that over 50 percent of decorations have been finished with 75 percent of the decorations to religious podiums completed. 20 statues of angels both sitting and standing have been completed and are receiving final decorations with two main statues expected to be ready for installation by August.

The committee also revealed that the Royal Chariots to be used in the Royal Funeral Procession have all been adequately up kept and are only awaiting minor details to be reinstalled.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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