19 quake-hit structures restored in Swayambhu

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Nov 15, 2018-

The Swayambhu Management and Protection General Committee has completed the restoration works of 19 earthquake-damaged structures on the premises of Swayambhunath Stupa.   

According to the committee, the restoration project was carried out with the support of several donors and the government.

The temples of  Anantapur and Pratappur were restored with the help of the Department of Archaeology. Similarly, the Bahumangaldwar Chaitya was rebuilt with the support of UNESCO.

The committee has already spent nearly Rs 50 million in the restoration project. Renovation of the Shantipur Temple alone had cost around Rs 40 million. The shrine, which is located 300 metres away from the main stupa, is the place for performing tantric rituals. Its restoration was delayed as the committee could not find skilled human resources in time.

A total of 14 districts, including the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, had suffered heavy damage in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

The disaster had also caused severe damage to 753 temples and heritage sites, many of which are yet to be restored.

Published: 15-11-2018 07:20

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