New government reception building ready for unveiling

PUBLISHED ON MON, JUL 17, 2017 2:51 PM

New government reception building ready for unveiling

 

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BANGKOK, 17 July 2017 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has let on the new reception building of Government House will likely be opened for use in August or September with a name for the structure to be chosen soon. 

A report from Government House has indicated a new reception building constructed behind the Thai Ku Fah building is slated for inspection tomorrow before a handover to the Prime Minister’s Office on July 20. The opening ceremony date has not been confirmed but it is estimated the building will be put into operation within September. 

The Fine Arts Department has submitted a list of over 20 suggestions of names to the Prime Minister for his consideration.

 

The list includes suggestions such as Pairojdhammarat and Pitakdhammadhorn. A similar list was forwarded from the department to the premier suggesting names for the building’s two reception rooms. 

 

The building was commissioned by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who said the country is in need of a new venue to receive foreign dignitaries and to hold closed-door meetings. The 137 million baht structure takes its architectural cues from Thai Ku Fah and was built under the supervision of the Post Engineer Department.

 
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