September 18, 2021, Saturday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Reconstruction of Kashtmandap will complete in 3 months

The Nepal Weekly
August 17, 2021

Reconstruction of 27 heritage monuments in Hanumandhoka Durbar Square area has been completed till date. The Hanumandhoka Durbar square is one of the most important heritage sites in the country but turned debris during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Although the reconstruction of heritages and monuments is moving ahead, it is yet to be materialized in full swing.    

According to Durbar Square Management Office, of total damaged 58 heritage structures including temples and monuments in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake at the Hanumandhoka area, 21 are under construction so far. The office chief Sandip Khanal told media that of the remaining 70 heritages under the World Heritage Site, 14 were not affected by the earthquake. He further elaborated that the reconstruction bid of the other 21 monuments was yet to start as they could not be reconstructed before the completion of other under-construction projects as they are located in between them. Khanal further shared that Seto Bhawan (White Building), Pharas Khana, the bedroom of Prithvi Narayan Shah, Jaishi Deval and Dash Avatar reconstruction bids will be completed by three months as Hanuman Dhoka Development Committee is initiating the reconstruction.     Similarly, another important heritage Kashthamandap will be completed within three months. The office has further shared that Agamchhe Building is also being constructed by JICA. Likewise, Jagannath and Gopinath Temple are being constructed under the Bagmati Province Infrastructure Development Programme. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is initiating the reconstruction of Majudeg, Shivaparvati Temple and Narayan Temple and their reconstruction is in progress.