Natural history museum to be shifted

Kathmandu, July 17:

Natural History Museum (NHM), which is currently under Tribhuvan University (TU), is preparing to shift to Narayanhiti National Museum. The museum located at Chhauni, Swoyambhu, would be shifted to Narayanhiti museum as soon as the construction of Narayanhiti museum is completed.

“Though we had 200 ropanis of land on the premises of TU, Kirtipur, eight years ago, we could not shift there due to various problems,” said Keshav Shrestha, chief of the NHM, while addressing a programme organised to mark the 33rd anniversary of the museum. Shrestha added that preparations to shift the museum were already completed and TU and ministries concerned were positive towards the proposal.

The museum could not conserve the fossils in an appropriate manner due to the lack of budget and technical manpower, he added.

He also informed that NHM was the only authorised body in Nepal regulating animal fossils and controlling its illegal business.