NRA begins talks to rebuild Dharahara after 2 years

16th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has initiated consultations with the concerned bodies for reconstruction of the historic Dharahara, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 2015.

NRA has initiated discussions on the reconstruction of the iconic monument after Nepal Telecom backed off from its earlier commitment to reconstruct it. A meeting was held on Thursday that was chaired by Chief Executive Officer of NRA Yubaraj Bhusal.

CEO Bhusal stressed the need to start the reconstruction of Dharahara as soon as possible and quickly completing all technical preparations that are required prior to the actual construction work.

NRA spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal said discussions were going on regarding technical aspects of construction, including the design. The reconstruction of Dharahara would begin after the technicalities were finalized.

Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister Mahendra Man Gurung, NRA Secretary Madhusudan Adhikari, Executive Members Dr Hariram Parajuli, Dr Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Dhruba Prasad Sharma, Bishnu Bhandari, Chief of the Central Project Implementation Unit of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Dundu Raj Ghimire, and Director General of the Department of Archaeology Bhesh Narayan Dahal, among other members of the expert group, were present at the meeting.