|Vat Phou - Current Projects|
2005: French-Lao cooperation project (French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs / Lao Ministryof Information and Culture): Priority Solidarity Funds "Vat Phou-Champasak, enhancement and development of the historical and cultural heritage" (FSP 2005-75).
Objectives of the project (budget of 1 million euros):
- Institutional support for the creation of a body specialized in the management of the site.
- Scientific, technical and administrative staff training.
- Development of the site and enhancement of its economic value.
2006: Restoration project for the temple of Nandin by the Italian mission.
2008 : Within the framework of the FSP 2002-75 project: restoration of the northern hall of the southern quadrangle (palace).
2009: Within the framework of the FSP 2005-75 project, cultural project on the intangible heritage of Champasak:
Rediscovery of the Champasak Shadow Puppet Theatre and organization of a theatre tour in the villages of the district of Champasak, accompanied by Cinema Tuk-tuk (projection of black and white films).
2010: Restoration project for the southern palace, with Jean-Marc Houlteau, stonemason.
2011 : Restoration project for the southern quadrangle (palace), with Jean-Marc Simon-Bernardini and Johann Gautreau, stonemasons.
2012: Opening ceremony of the northern porch of southern quadrangle and closing ceremony of the French FSP project
2014 : Non-intrusive stone analyses, by Professor Christian Fischer.