Reconstruction at Basantapur world heritage site starts

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 25: The reconstruction of the monuments damaged during the massive earthquake of April 25 at the famed Basantapur Durbar Square has officially kicked off today.

Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel launched the reconstruction phase starting from Bangshagopal Temple amidst a programme held here.

Poudel said the government failed to lend pace to the reconstruction of the cultural monuments, heritages and houses destroyed or damaged during the earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.

Speaking to journalists, lawmaker Nabindra Raj Joshi at the same programme said the monuments should be rebuilt without tampering with its originality. 

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