Construction of Tham Luang rescue museum and statue of Sgt Saman Gunan…
Construction of Tham Luang rescue museum and statue of Sgt Saman Gunan begins
of the Department of National Parks
Wildlife and Plant Consrvation
the Royal Forest Department gathered outside the cave
to launch the start of the project on Wednesday
led by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat
has begun at a site near Tham Luang cave
expected to be completed in 4-5 months.
in Mae Sai district
religious ceremony paid respect to holy spirits
and sought blessings for the work.
The centre will memorialise the epic rescue of
young footballers and their coach
from the Moo Paa Academy club
who were trapped in the flooded cave from
June 23 to July 10.
It will comprise
a toilet block
a statue of ex-Navy Seal Saman Gunan
who died during the rescue mission.
he was pleased the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment supported the quick start of construction
The gallery building would
house the 3 metres x 13 metres
done by artists
and other paintings.
at the Art Bridge Chiang Rai centre
Photographs of the rescue operation
would also be on display there
"This place will be of national interest because it will commemorate the event, the cooperation and the hero who sacrificed his life. It will attract foreign tourists and local visitors.
"Construction will take 4-5 months. In the end, the buildings and sculpture will blend perfectly with nature and the environment
who is paying for the 10 million baht complex