Post-earthquake restoration of heritage sites in Nepal begins with German help

Preliminary reconstruction of 10 damaged buildings in Nepal, including heritage monuments, in the district has begun with financial aid from the German government, nearly a year after the Gorkha Earthquake.

Reconstruction was inaugurated on April 8, 2016 with support from German Development Bank, Nepal Government, and Bhaktapur Municipality after a Hindu puja ritual at a holy site at Dattatreya.

The Pujari Math at Dattatreya, National Arts Museum, Fasidega Mandir at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the old building of Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhairav Dyo Chhe, Chyasimandap at Bhailukhel, Panchatale Mandir, Hada Chhe at Nasamana and the buildings of Bidyarthi Niketan Higher Secondary School and Shreepadya Higher Secondary School are the 10 structures which will be reconstructed.

According to the Department of Archaeology, the German government has contributed Rs1.19 billion for the reconstruction project with the government contributing Rs220 million and Bhaktapur Municipality contributing Rs100 million.

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