PREPARATIONS for the construction of the royal crematorium for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang is progressing well with the crematorium’s base already built, while the designs of royal chariots and the six enamelled, gem-studded Royal Urns have also been initially approved.
The designs are now pending approval by the royal cremation coordination committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a senior official said Thursday.
The late monarch passed away last October, plunging the Kingdom into grief.
Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapagorn, who chairs the committee overseeing the building of the royal crematorium and the restoration of royal chariots for the cremation ceremony, said everything should be ready for the crematorium’s main foundation pillar-setting ceremony slated for February 27.
The Phra Thinang Songtham royal merit-making pavilion had already set the foundation and metal structure in preparation for the pouring of concrete, he said, adding that other structures, including the Sala Luk Khun government officials pavilions on the south side of Sanam Luang, were also being constructed.