BANGKOK, 2 August. /TASS/. The construction of the Museum and the erection of the statue 38-year-old Navy officer Thailand Samana Coonan, who died during an operation to rescue 12 students and their coach from the caves of Tham Luang, began near the dungeon in Chiang Rai province. As reported by the newspaper Bangkok Post, the process will be completed in 4-5 months.
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“This place will serve as a reminder for the event, cooperation and the hero who sacrificed his life, – said the artist Chalermchai Kositpipat working on the site. – It will attract foreign tourists and local residents.” He added that the project “will be perfectly combined with the local nature and the environment” .
According to the newspaper, the complex will include a building where there will be a gallery with photographs and paintings about the last rescue operation. The size of the wooden buildings will be 3 to 13 meters. It is noted that the statue of an officer already finished 40%.
June 23, in the cave Tham Luang lost 12 students from the football team aged from 11 to 16 years and their 25-year-old coach. The dungeon in which they find themselves, extends nearly 10 km, has several inputs and outputs, as well as large rooms, sheltering from the arriving water missing. For three days, from July 8 to 10, the divers managed to bring out two groups of four children and one of five. All were taken to the hospital, Prachanukhro in Chiang Rai, where they were discharged July 18.