Bagmati Province government has forwarded a plan to preserve and promote heritages from the Lichchhavi and Malla periods.

The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Development has accelerated activities for the reconstruction of heritages such as traditional stone spouts and various forts, which were constructed during the Lichchhavi and Malla periods, and are now in a dilapidated condition due to lack of protection.

Physical Infrastructure Minister Rameshwor Phuyal said that reconstruction of ancient heritages that are in dilapidated condition due to lack of protection, had been expedited.

Reconstruction of 11 traditional stone water spouts has been completed and preparation has been made to hand them over to concerned local levels within the end of the current fiscal year, said Minister Phuyal.

Minister Phuyal added that construction of traditional carved stone spouts in Nuwakot, Shankharapur and Manohara municipalities of Kathmandu valley was completed and it would be handed over to the concerned local levels by the end of the current fiscal year.

Saying that necessary budget has been allocated for different programmes including biodiversity conservation, wetland conservation and rainwater harvesting in 13 districts, the minister said that collaboration has been worked out between the social development ministry and agriculture ministry to provide employment to the people.

He said that construction of agro cold storage in different districts of the province had reached the final phase, adding that the government had aimed at making farmers financially self-dependent by keeping agro production and animal husbandry in top priority.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.