LUMBINI, May 18: When Lumbini master plan was designed some 41 years ago, seven villages had to be relocated. The villages dominated by Muslim communities had embraced the development plan and cooperated with the authorities for their relocation. Four decades down the line, several projects are still unfinished much to the disappointment of the people who had dreamt of prosperous Lumbini.
RUPANDEHI, May 17: Eighty-two percent of the works have been completed under the Lumbini Master Plan. The master plan was prepared by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange starting from 1972. The UNESCO had asked Tange to prepare the master plan for the systematic development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
NEPALGUNJ, Sept 4: Professor Kenzo Tange, a Japanese architect, drew the Lumbini Master Plan and handed it over to Nepal government back in 1978. The government aimed to make infrastructure according to the plan within 1995. But hardly 70 percent progress has been achieved in the plan so far.