Kathmandu, March 11 After nearly four years of the devastating earthquakes of 2015, National Reconstruction Authority has allocated Rs 300 million for reconstruction of heritage settlements and structures in earthquake-hit districts. Organising a programme today, officials of National Reconstruction Authority Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) said that they had allocated the budget to reconstruct the heritage settlements of Khokana and Bungmati in Lalitpur district, Sakhu of Kathmandu district, Gorkha Durbar Square of Gorkha district, Dolakha Bazaar of Dolakha district and the seven-storey temple of Nuwakot district. CLPIU(Building) has also allocated Rs 12 million for the study of these heritage settlements and structures of archaeological importance. Director of CLPIU(Building) Nawaraj Pyakurel said that Rs 50 million will be given to each of the six projects. “Budget will be utilised in rebuilding archaeologically important sattals, stone spouts, temples and ancient palaces. This will not only preserve our cultural heritage but also attract more tourists,” he added. National Reconstruction Authority has also allocated 50 million rupees each for preservation and preparing development plans for six world heritage sites in the country.
NRA allocates Rs 300 million to reconstruct heritage settlements
Published: 08:51 am Mar 12, 2019