Construction of Kathmandu View Tower begins
Kathmandu, January 26
Almost a year after the contract was signed, the construction of Kathmandu View Tower has finally begun.
Work on the project began at old bus park of Kathmandu last Sunday, after the Kathmandu Metropolis sorted out internal problems with the construction company. Although the construction company had shifted the existing bus park to the Open Theatre a year ago, the project had not begun until Sunday.
The initial plan was to build a 29-storeyed building, but a tentative proposal to reduce the number of floors was made after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
Spokesperson at the Office of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Gyanendra Karki said after the earthquake, the construction company expressed reservations but the KMC finally persuaded the company to build the tower with 12 floors.
Chief of the construction company Manoj Bhetwal said they had begun digging to lay the foundation for the tower from last Sunday, using machines imported from Italy.
There tower will spread in an area 23 ropani land and will have an underground bus park, a cinema hall, a theatre, a swimming pool, restaurants, banks, and the ward office of Kathmandu Metropolis.