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Govt begins restoring important heritage sites
The DoA has convened restoration works in 15 places
Oct 6, 2016-The government has started rebuilding important archaeological and cultural heritage sites damaged by Gorkha Earthquake, especially the ones located inside Kathmandu Valley.
The Department of Archaeology (DoA), with the support from various donor countries, development partners and local communities, has started the rebuilding works in 15 sites, including the Unesco World Heritage Sites from Kathmandu Valley, namely Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath and Swyambhunath, among others.
Various governments, including China, India, Sri Lanka and the USA, have come forward to help rebuild and restore Nepal’s heritage sites.
Last week, the US Embassy pledged $700,000 as part of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to restore Gaddhi Baithak, one of the key components inside the Basantapur Durbar Square.
The DoA has also signed an agreement with the government of Sri Lanka to rebuild and restore the archaeological and cultural sites damaged in Bungmati along with Sywambhunath and Anandakuti Bihar.
Likewise, China has pledged its support to restore Nautalle Durbar (nine-storey palace). India has also expressed its interest to support Nepal to rebuild the quake-damaged heritage sites.
Published: 06-10-2016 07:44