The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has launched a project to develop a flood risk mitigation plan for Ayutthaya's World Heritage sites.
According to Unesco director Kim Gwang-Jo, more than 150 historic monuments in Ayutthaya were affected by the 2011 floods. Recovery efforts by the authorities are still continuing.
"However, up to now there have not been any initiatives aimed specifically at addressing the flood risks threatening the historic city of Ayutthaya as a cultural heritage site of local, national and global significance," he said.
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