Kathmandu, July 26:
Nepali Congress (NC) Constituent Assembly (CA) member Nabindra Raj Joshi said today that a committee formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had decided to prepare a master plan for the preservation of Hanumandhoka Durbar Square and promote tourism in the world heritage site.
Organising a press conference, Joshi, chief of the committee, emphasised the need of concerted efforts of all concerned for the renovation as well as the preservation of Hanumandhoka palace complex. â€œWe have decided to establish a mini-theatre where cultural performances will be showcased to preserve and promote Newari culture and tradition,â€ he said.
Representatives of Guthi Sansthan, the Department of Archaeology and political parties are members of the committee. The committee has decided to renovate the temple of Taleju Bhavani and maintain a database of items of archaeological importance in the Hanumandhoka Durbar area.
Joshi said he would use the house allowance that he gets from government for the preservation of cultural items. â€œI have deposited the amount in a development bank as seed money,â€ Joshi added.