Report sought on Bag Durbar renovation

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Dec 7, 2017-The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has directed the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office and the Department of Archaeology to submit a report on retrofitting of Bag Durbar and other rebuilding works along with the organisational analysis. 

The directive has been issued following a meeting at the NRA on Wednesday between with the representatives from the department, the KMC and the Central Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) under the Education Ministry, according to NRA Spokesman Yam Lal Bhusal. 

The historic Sundhara-based Bag Durbar was severely damaged by the 2015 April earthquake. 

The meeting chaired by NRA Chief Executive Officer Yubraj Bhusal also instructed the department to complete the reconstruction of historic Rani Pokhari (pond) and Balgopaleshwor Temple within this fiscal year. During the meeting, the two sides also reached an agreement to restore Rani Pokhari by mid-January and complete beautification works by this fiscal year. 

Besides, the meeting decided to conduct a weeklong training for masons at the local level to address the public grievances over lack of required trained/skilled masons at all 282 local units of the 31 quake-affected districts. The NRA has planned to train 54,000 skilled human resources (masons) to facilitate the reconstruction drive. 

The CPIUs under the Ministry of Urban Development and Federal Affairs and Local Development, Cottage and Small Industries Committee, District Coordination Committee Secretariat under the Poverty Alleviation Fund and other related non-government offices have been assigned with the task to arrange for and conduct such training.

Published: 07-12-2017 07:30

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