The reconstruction of Kasthamandap is nearing completion, and it is expected to be inaugurated within a few days.


The reconstruction of the Kasthamandap, one of the most significant heritages in the world heritage site Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, is nearing and will completed in the next months. According to the Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee, the principal construction work has been completed, and the process of rebuilding will take a few more days to be completed completely.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has committed Rs 115 million in the -earthquake rehabilitation project, according to Rajesh Shakya, Chair of the on Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation. Construction costs were lowered by Rs 8.3 million because to the engagement of the local population in the construction process, according to an estimate from the Department of Archeology (then of the preliminary estimations).

The old timber structure was leveled by a large earthquake on 25, 2015, and the repair campaign officially began on November 8, 2018, with the goal of restoring it to its former glory.

According to Secretary Gautam Dangol, long-lasting timber (with a lifespan of up to 2,000 years) was used in the reconstructions, which was sourced from the districts of Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Mahottari, and Kanchanpur. Two logs from the former structure were utilised in the construction of the new structure. Among the oldest are those dating back 1,600 years and another that is 1,000 years old. Carbon dating techniques was used to determine the age of the artefacts in question.

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