November 27, 2020
The devastating earthquake of 2015 had damaged several heritages and physical structures in Nepal. Many of them are under renovation and some are still behind the discussion of reconstruction. In this regard, tourism minister Yogesh Bhattrai has said that every cultural and religious site will be renovated within two years.
While inaugurating the construction of Narayan Chatubyuha temple’s entrance gate on the premises of Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Yogesh Bhattarai claimed all the earthquake-damaged cultural and religious heritages would be reconstructed within two years. The reconstruction work will give tremendous development in domestic cum international tourism, he dropped his views. The minister further said that the reconstruction of over 500 out of 1,000 quake-damaged heritages had been completed and the remaining structures would also be rebuilt within two years.
During his speech, he mentioned that the reconstruction of Ranipokhari, Durbar High School, Patan Durbar Square and Pashupati area had been accomplished successfully. At the same time, he emphasized that the reconstruction of 18 out of 22-storeyed Dharahara is over. The reconstruction of those significant monuments is very urgent for cultural, religious and tourism point of views. Obviously, it is equally important to preserve as it is the source of knowledge and it is the history.