Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Vichaidit said that he wants to promote the Phra Borommathat Chedi at Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan Temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat province as a UNESCO’s world heritage site. According to the Minister, he will ask the cabinet later this month to propose that the Phra Borommathat Chedi be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He asserted that the government is willing to give its full support in order to achieve the goal and secure the Buddhist pagoda the world heritage status.
Mr. Yongyuth pointed out that proposing the matter to the cabinet during the upcoming mobile cabinet meeting in the southern province of Phuket during 19-20 March, is most opportune since the cabinet will be meeting in the region where the pagoda is situated. Additionally, the locals of Nakhon Si Thammarat province and the southern region will also rejoice at the news and demonstrate their pride in this significant religious site.
Source: National News Bureau