UNESCO concern about rebuilding Ranipokhari

3rd Sep, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KTHMANDU:The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued a concern about rebuilding of historic structure, Ranipokhari. According to the letter sent by UNESCO to Kathmadu Metropolitan City(KMC) and the Department of Archaeology(DoA.).

ranipokhari_tourism_UNESCORanipokhari is getting built inappropriately, and has raised serious question about rebuilding the historic structure. The Ranipokhari has massively damaged by the deadly earthquake last year. The UN’s cultural agency said in a statement. “Such practice raises serious questions on the creditability of future heritage rebuilding in the Kathmandu Valley, including major sites such as Kasthamandap and Majudega of the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square Monument zone.” Additionally, UNESCO appreciates the strong community involvement that first brought to attention the rebuilding of Ranipokhari. Community representation shall be integrated in the rebuilding process entirely.

The UNESCO has also appeal to the Nepal Government to ensure that the rebuilding process is appropriately monitored and supervised by the DoA. “We trust that the KMC and the DoA will take concrete and effective steps to maintain and preserve the religious, cultural and historical significance of the Ranipokhari and the entire Kathmandu Valley,” reads the statement.