February 2, 2023, Thursday
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Reconstruction of over 3 dozen heritages complete in Hanumandhoka

The Nepal Weekly
January 24, 2023
Palace – Hanumandhoka

Reconstruction of 38 cultural heritages around the Hanumandhoka Durbar area has been completed. These heritages, enlisted in the list of World Heritage Sites, were destroyed during the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

Thirty-eight out of the 75 heritages damaged in the Earthquake have been rebuilt while reconstruction of 14 is in progress, according to the Hanumandhoka Durbar Supervision Office.

Chief of HDSO Sandip Khanal has informed that these heritages will be handed over after completing the remaining 14 heritages. The reconstruction of these structures is expected to be completed within 18 months period.    

Out of the 95 heritages in the Durbar Area, 75 were damaged by the earthquake. The historic Nine-storied Palace to the south of Hanumandhoka and the Basantapur Tower, Lalitpur Tower, Kirtipur Tower and Bhaktapur Tower, adjacent to it, has been reconstructed with the assistance of government of China. The historic Gaddi Baithak has been reconstructed with the support of the US government and it has already been opened to visitors.    

The reconstruction of the heritages in this area is being undertaken through the Department of Archaeology, the Chinese government, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Bagmati Province Infrastructure Development Programme, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and some local Guthis, according to officials.