THE HANDOVER ceremony of a park that was named after Nobel Laureate State Counselltor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will take place on Saturday in Froland, Norway, according to sources.
As the necessary procedures for naming the park after Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have been completed Froland Mayor Ove Gundersesn will officially hand over the park to the new park organising committee.
Froland Verk Park is situated in the centre of Froland and was chosen to be renamed to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park by officials including the mayor about two weeks ago.
Torgeir Oveland of International Caffe-Froland which is organising the establishment of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park in Norway said that the centuries-old park was chosen among three or four other possible locations.
A statue of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and memorial stone plaques from Myanmar people in Denmark are set to be installed at the park, he added.
According to sources, a wax statue of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made by U Nge Zaw who is living in Norway is set to be unveiled on the occasion of the opening of the park on her birthday which falls on 19 June.
Later, a bronze statue which will be similar to the Bronze Statue of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo will be installed at the park. The new bronze monument will be sculpted by Norwegian architect and artist Magnar Kjeldsmo.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who is also the current chairman of the Noble Peace Prize Committee, will be present together with Norwegian MP Kjell Ingolf Ropstad and diplomats at the opening ceremony of the park, according to sources.
Ko Nyo (Oslo)