Rs 8m Japan grant to restore Patan Durbar Square

- Post Report, LALITPUR

Mar 3, 2016-

Japan has pledged Rs8.41 million rupees for the conservation of Patan Durbar Square which was badly damaged by the earthquake last year.

The amount will be provided to Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust for procuring equipment necessary for the soaring, scaffolding and fencing of Krishna Mandir, Charnarayan Mandir, Bisheshwora Mandir and Manimandap Pati in the Durbar Square area. Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa and KVPT  Programme Director Rohit Ranjitkar signed an agreement for the grant on Wednesday. 

According to the Japanese Embassy, the financial 

assistance is being provided under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project scheme under the guidelines outlined by Department of Archaeology and Unesco. 

Published: 03-03-2016 08:11

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