KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The construction work to build the roof of the Kasthamandap, the historical and archeological heritage at Basantapur in Kathmandu, has kicked off.
The roofing work started after the reconstruction work of the heritage destroyed by the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 reached its final stage. Rajesh Shakya, Chairman of the Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee, said the traditional method of the construction with slates will be used to build the roof.
Shakya also informed that it will take a few more months to complete the reconstruction work. The committee has also claimed that it will set an example of how people can reconstruct an important heritage site while retaining its originality.
So far, Rs. 110.5 million has been spent for the reconstruction of Kasthamandap. The construction work is being carried out with the financial assistance of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. “A plan has been made to inaugurate the heritage site soon after the reconstruction work is completed,” Shakya said. The committee plans to complete the reconstruction work at an estimated cost of Rs 190 million.