Dharahara achieves 32pc reconstruction progress

Construction workers working inside the Dharahara reconstruction site as seen on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Photo: Nishant Pokhrel

Kathmandu, December 25

Thirty-two per cent of reconstruction works of the historic tower Dharahara has been completed so far and if everything goes as planned, its will be completed within December next year, as per National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

Sushil Gyewali, of NRA, who inspected the ongoing reconstruction process of the historical monument on Tuesday, applauded the progress achieved in reconstruction of Dharahara and encouraged the developer to complete the within stipulated timeframe.

Reconstruction of Dharahara, which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake, had begun after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in December last year laid the foundation stone for the 18th century monument. Dharahara is being reconstructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.48 billion, of which Rs 750 has already been invested so far, as per NRA.

GIETC-Raman , a -China firm, is the developer of the iconic tower.

As per NRA, works regarding concreting the basement of Dharahara and lifting beam slabs have been completed.

Similarly, laying of pile protection foundation has also been completed.

“As Dharahara is directly attached to the country’s pride, all stakeholders should support its reconstruction and help to complete the project on ,” added Gyewali.

Read the full news article on The Himalayan Times.

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