Ranipokhari reconstruction: Kathmandu city to call for tenders within one week

File: Ranipokhari reconstruction

Kathmandu, July 17

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will call for tenders for the reconstruction of historical Ranipokhari pond, damaged during the 2015 earthquake, within one week.

Likewise, the local government has stepped up its preparation to demolish the historical Haribhawan at Sundhara, where the KMC is operating its office.

KMC assistant spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal shared that tenders would be solicited for the demolition of Haribhawan and reconstruction of Ranipokhari at once.

The call for bids will have the timeline of a month in maximum so as to speed up the reconstruction works.

The devastating earthquake had caused serious damages to several historical monuments including Haribhawan in Sundhara and Ranipokhari in Ratnapark.

Though the KMC was in a bid to demolish Haribhawan and expedite its rebuilding process a year back, the task did not gain momentum after the Department of Archaeology disallowed the move.

The three-storied Haribhawan having the glorious history of around 100 years has been used for the regular operation of the KMC since 2003.

Likewise, the reconstruction of over 400-year-old Ranipokhari has been stalled after protests from different corners for the rampant use of modern materials for the rebuild.


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