Heritage reconstruction gets momentum, 20 monument reconstruction completed in two years

6th Apr, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, April 6 : The heritage reconstruction in Kathmandu valley has gained momentum two years after the devastating earthquake which have damaged 700 monuments in Kathmandu.

“Reconstruction work was delayed due to lack of skilled human resources, construction material and budget,” said Director at Department of Archaeology Bhes Narayan Dahal. The 2015 April quake flattened 133 of the 700 damaged historical monuments in valley.

According to the department, reconstruction of Lohadega; Shiva Mandir, Laxmi Mandir and Natyaswor temple in Hanumandhoka Durbar Square; Swet Bhairav, roof of Taleju Bhawani, Nagara Ghar, Chyasing Mandap and Jamacho Pati in Nagarjun; Boudhanath Stupa; Kashi Bishseswor temple, among others, have been completed.

Likewise, Rameshwor temple, Badri Narayan temple and three other Nayaran temples in Bhaktapur Durbar Square have also been completed.

Around Rs 1,302,783,000 has already been spent on reconstruction of damaged monuments, informed Shiva Kumar Mahat, administrative officer at the department. He said at the current pace only 10 per cent of heritage monuments damaged in the earthquakes would be reconstructed in the next five years.