Restoration works of quake-damaged religious monuments on

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Nov 29, 2017-Reconstruction, renovation and retrofitting of religious monuments, damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake, are taking place at a gradual pace. 

According to the Department of Archaeology, a total of 753 temples, shrines and monasteries across the country suffered damages from the earthquake.  The earthquake damaged 241 temples and shrines in Kathmandu, 73 in Bhaktapur and 130 in Patan. 

According to Director General of the Department Bhesh Narayan Dahal, out of the damaged temples, 83 have already been rebuilt and 56 are in multi-year plan.  

The department has already announced 17 tenders for the restoration of the remaining temples, Dahal said, adding that renovation works on the Changunarayan temple has been completed at the cost Rs 30 million and the reconstruction of the Taleju temple has already been completed. 

Similarly, renovation of Nautale Darbar located at Hanumandhoka is under way at the initiative of the Chinese government, while 90 percent of renovation works on Anantapur temple on the Swayambhunath premises has been completed. The Sri Lankan government has been carrying out reconstruction works on Bungamati-based Rato Machhindranath Temple and has set a target to complete it within two years. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has been assigned with the task for the reconstruction of Kasthamandap.

 

Published: 29-11-2017 07:30

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