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70% of Kasthamandap reconstruction over

Kathmandu: The historic monument-Kasthamandap reconstruction work is now complete by 70% with roof top fixed to the monument according to Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

While speaking during a program in the capital city the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC),Bidya Sundar Shakya, affirmatively claimed that the ongoing reconstruction works of the historical Kasthamandap will be completed within the current fiscal.

Mayor Shakya further said that the metropolis had given special priority for the reconstruction of the significant monument, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.

Rajesh Shakya, coordinator of Kasthamandap Reconstruction Steering Committee said nearly 70 per cent of recovery and rehabilitation work of the historical structure was completed.

The reconstruction work of the historic monument was started on February 10 with the erection of four principal columns. One of the four columns was erected on that day while the remaining three columns were erected later. The iconic roof top  covered with traditional clay-made tiles was also erected.

The temple is being reconstructed in the same old style under the public-private partnership model. Timber Corporation of Nepal has agreed to provide 17,000 cubic feet timber for the reconstruction of the three-storey monument made of wood.

An estimated budget of Rs 198.8 million has been invested in this project of which KMC has already released Rs 105 million.

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