The federal government has allocated fund for the construction of a mini Great Wall in Tanahun's tourism hub Bandipur. The project has been inspired by China's Great Wall.

A total of 70 million rupees has been allocated for the project by Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry.

While the federal government itself has committed Rs 45.5 million of the required fund, the remaining amount will be borne by the local level concerned under a partnership framework.

"Starting work on the project has been easy now that the federal government has allocated fund for the same," said Bandipur Rural Municipality Chair Purnasingh Thapa. Tanahun Tourism Development Committee Chair Harisingh Gurung hailed the government's allocation of fund for the project.

"The mini Great Wall, to be called Manimukundasen Wall, will be 1.1 km in length stretching between Thanimai temple and Mukundeshwori hill," he said. "Though we had expected to complete the project in the current fiscal itself, the same couldn't happen due to the coronavirus pandemic," he added.

Bandipur Tourism Development Committee Secretary Basanta Poudel claimed that the mini Great Wall, once completed, would give visitors the feel of visiting the Great Wall of China.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 16, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.