30 Percent of Reconstruction of Dharahara Completed
Kathmandu – Approximately 30 percent of the reconstruction of the Dharahara Tower has completed around one year of reconstruction. After more than three years of the destruction of the tower by the devastating earthquake of 2015, its reconstruction has begun following the laying of the foundation stone by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on December 27, 2018. The completion deadline for the Rs 3.4 billion projects is two years.
On the occasion, PM Oli directed the reconstruction of the tower aesthetically similar to the old tower from modern materials using the latest earthquake-resilient technology. The 11-story new tower covering an area of 22 ropani will be approximately 294 feet tall with two elevators.
Plastering the second floor is underway, while reconstructions under the tower have been completed. Over 150 workers, Nepalis and Indian, have been working on the project. Heritage expert Raju Man Manandhar, who works for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), claimed that the project will be completed by the deadline.
To complete the project on time, 50 percent of the reconstruction should be over in the next two months, and reconstructions have been accelerated accordingly, claimed the NRA.
The new senior citizen and the children-friendly tower will have various facilities like a park, a museum, a water fountain, an exhibition hall, shops, restaurants, a library and a parking lot.
The 18-story tower was built by the first prime minister of Nepal Bhimsen Thapa in 1825. The tower was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1934 and was later reconstructed.
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