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Nepal to propose adding three more sites to World Heritage list

Tilaurakot. Lumbini Development Trust/File

Kathmandu, September 4

Nepal is proposing three more heritage sites to be inducted in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has said that it is requesting the UN body to add Tilaurakot in Kapilvastu, Ram Janaki Mandir in Dhanusha and Ramgram in Nawalparasi to add to the list.

According to Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai’s one year plan, the government will send the proposal to instate Tilaurakot in Kapilvastu as a world heritage site in the next six months.

Minister Bhattarai further said that the proposal to instate Ram Janaki and Ramgram in world heritage list would also be forwarded within next one year.

The World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO each year adds new heritage properties to its list of world heritage.

Nepal had sent a list of proposed heritage sites to the UNESCO a few years ago also. The sites were Mustang, Gorkha Durbar, Kirtipur, Nuwakot, Ruru area, Tansen, Panauti, Sinja Valley, Sankhu and Khokona.

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