“Historic” Nan to get Unesco push

"Historic" Nan to get Unesco push

'Historic' Nan to get Unesco push
Culture Minister Sermsak Pongpanich

The cabinet recently approved the Culture Ministry’s plan to nominate Nan as a Unesco Cultural World Heritage Site, consisting of two subprojects that helped raise public awareness,Culture Minister Sermsak Pongpanichsaid on Monday.

The North province has been put on the nomination list for its ethnic prosperity which includes properly- preserved pre- ancient archaeological discoveries, ethnic diversity and local wisdom, according to Mr Sermsak.

The election plan was approved by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin during the government smart gathering in Phayao last year.

The schedule, which is expected to cost at least seven million baht in full, aims to raise public knowledge of Nan’s historical and archaeological principles and encourage open participation in the election.

The second half of the program, expecting to implement at least two million ringgit of the finances, aims to raise awareness among relevant sectors, communities, and people about the importance of the province’s ethnic heritage through meetings and events. Development of an electronic- book on Nan’s lifestyle will also be included. &nbsp, &nbsp,

The former part, which may cost at least five million ringgit, focuses on the scientific assessment of the historical sites in the state.

The investigation would include the collecting of information and an assessment of their foreign values for Unesco’s candidacy process.

The job may push off later this month, Mr Sermsak said.

The PM even floated a plan to market Nan for the election in effect of the election of Luang Prabang in Laos, aiming to link the two bordering places up in terms of social hospitality.

The strategy for a two- area World Heritage election was aimed at responding with its smooth power policies while also helping to inspire cultural tourism in Thailand, said Mr Sermsak.