Damaged heritage to be rebuilt in original form

- POST REPORT, Pokhara

Jun 22, 2015-

The government has said that it has a policy in place for the reconstruction of cultural heritage utilising modern technology.

The government plans to reconstruct the heritages sites which were demolished by the devastating earthquake in its original form. Tourism Secretary Sureshman Shrestha said that the craftsmen and workers will be trained from the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training to reconstruct the heritage sites.

“We will not compromise on the originality of the monuments,” Shrestha said. A meeting of the Parliamentary Development Committee of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Nepal Tourism Board concluded on Monday, issuing a 51-point Pokhara Declaration to revive the tourism industry.

Even though the quake has affected only 11 districts, the overall tourism sector has been affected. Tourism Ministry officials informed that tourist inflow has reduced by 90 percent in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Development Committee and Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat said that the government will not limit funds in reconstructing tourist areas.

Published: 23-06-2015 08:10

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