Rs 1.6 million needed to remove concrete structures from Ranipokhari

File: Ranipokhari reconstruction

Kathmandu, May 1, 2018

As much as Rs 1.6 million would be spent to remove concrete structures constructed during the post-earthquake reconstruction of historic Ranipokhari.

The concrete structures made to rebuild the historic pond had to be removed after locals and culture experts protested, demanding them be reconstructed adopting traditional methods and styles.

“A notice for tenders will be announced in a week, calling to remove the concrete structures. The reconstruction will start from May end,” said Information Officer at Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office, Basanta Acharya.

A meeting held between Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, and Department of Archaeology Director General Bhesh Narayan Dahal on April 5 had decided to remove the concrete structures after pressure from the locals.

The DoA has been reconstructing the Balgopaleshwor Temple whereas the KMC has taken the responsibility to construct the wall surrounding the historic pond.

Till date, around Rs three million has already been spent to construct Ranipokhari.

Published on May 1st, Tuesday, 2018 3:37 PM

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