April 5, 2018 08:03 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, April 5: The concrete materials used in the re-construction of Ranipokhari are to be removed from the site aimed at carrying out the work as per the archaeological requirement.
The Kathmandu metropolis had begun constructing the quake-damaged Ranipokhari, one of the famous heritages in the capital city by using the concrete materials but the locals and department of archaeology had objected the way forwarded by the Kathmandu metropolis.
After an objection from the locals and experts, the re-construction work on the Ranipokhari had not witnessed any progress for the past few months.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, Kathmandu metropolis mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and Department of Archaeology chief Bhesh Narayan Dahal discussed to resume the construction works and agreed not to use concrete materials in the project.
Minister Adhikari urged the metropolis to run the project meeting public sentiments and considering the archaeological importance. Similarly, Mayor Shakya had also committed to forwarding the construction project meeting the archaeological importance and beauty adding that they had no interest to neglect the archaeological beauty as criticized in the media. RSS