Japanese State Minister disheartened to see quake-damaged monuments


20th Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 20: Visiting Japanese State Minister for Environment Tadahiko Ito has expressed his sadness over the world famous monuments in Nepal damaged by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

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At an interaction organized in the capital city to discuss disaster waste management on Wednesday, State Minister Ito argued that it was not wise to reconstruct the quake-damaged monuments beyond its original form.

Stating that Japan has been facing natural calamities, Ito was confident that Nepal could learn a great deal from Japan's experience on waste management.

Also speaking at the programme, Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel echoed Ito's opinion and agreed that Nepal could learn from Japan to manage debris efficiently.

Similarly, former Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi, stated that Nepal was preparing to wage 'Prosperous Nepal' campaign and expressed his confidence on Japan's support towards this end.

Likewise, Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa reminded that Japanese government had sent 270 experts for the relief and rescue operation in the wake of the 7.6 magnitude quake in Nepal.

Also speaking on the occasion were Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development Madhusudan Burlakoti and Joint-Secretary at the National Reconstruction Authority Yam Lal Bhusal.