KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated a 400-bed Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala in Kathmandu on Friday.
Nepal-Bharat Maitri Dharmashala at the Pashupati Temple Area Complex in Kathmandu has been constructed on 10,625 squares meters of land owned by PADT within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of India and the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) under Indian grant assistance of about NPR 220 million, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a press release.
The Dharmashala has three stories and is equipped with modern amenities for pilgrims visiting the Pashupatinath Temple area. The building has a total area of approximately 6,100 square meters, and consists of single, twin-bedded, four-bedded and ten-bedded rooms, a dining hall, kitchen, library, multi-purpose hall, water treatment plant, solar heater, and generator house.”
Construction of the project commenced in September 2016 and was handed over today by the Government of India to PADT, which will be responsible for managing the Dharmashala facility for pilgrims visiting the Pashupatinath Temple area.
The completion of Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala is another milestone in strengthening cultural ties and people-to-people contacts between the two countries, said the Embassy.