Gold melting ceremony preparing to wrap up on the peak of That Luang Stupa

In the afternoon 02 October 2016 at That Luang yard, attended Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Mayor of Vientiane capital Sinlavong Khoutphaithoun with leaders, families of high authority, Vientiane authorities, and businessman throughout the public people participated.

At the ceremony, specking Vice Mayor of Vientiane Mr. Sihoun Siththileuxay, a member of the That Luang restoration Project Committee, said on the occasion of the establishment date of That Luang Stupa circulates in 450th anniversary (1566-2016) and with protection as its heritage and national icon. Herewith in order to celebrate the 450th anniversary construction that will held in coming 12-14 November 2016 running in very great, merrily with colorful shine of Lao culture and full of faith love, develop good traditional culture and all one unity of Laos. The committee work very hard contributed the fundraising efforts form government and private donations both of domestic and oversea especially Vientiane citizen and still continuing. Until 01 October 2016 has received 11 kilogrammes of 24 karat gold and over 167.750.000 LAK,  2.052.940 THB, 345 USD and 500 CNY.

On the restoration is continuing improve 8 actions such as wrap up gold on the peak, repairs cracked body and 4 sides of worship halls, repairs gable roofs and grate entrance doors, painting gold color, improve landscaping, water and electrical system which is expected to cost 15 billion kip. Currently is ongoing action as 100% installationcompleted, 80% repairs cracked area and 15% decoration. And other will continue to be completed as time planned.

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