KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Retrofitting of north, east and southern parts of Singha Durbar, the main administrative hub of the country, would be completed within a year.
Built in 1908, the historic building was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake in 2015. Although retrofitting of north, east and south parts of the building was underway for the past six months, it has only been finalized that the west part of the building could be retrofitted.
According to the National Reconstruction Authority, study was underway for the retrofitting of the west part of Singha Durbar after receiving a preliminary report that west part of the building could be retrofitted. Joint-Secretary of NRA, Rajuman Manandhar said that Infrastructure Engineering Research and Consultant Pvt Ltd has been assigned to carry out further study about the retrofitting of the west part of the building.