Kathmandu: Dharahara which is one of the unique historical heritage of Nepal that had collapsed in the earthquake of 2015 will be inaugurated on April 24 with its newly reconstructed 24 storey building.
It is has been learnt that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has already instructed the construction company to expedite the work with the aim of completing it within 24 April for inauguration.
According to the construction company the tower is 97 percent complete and PM Oli will inaugurate only the tower as other works cannot be completed within the stipulated time.
An estimated budget of, Rs 2.16 billion has already been spent on it so far. The final finishing touch work is ongoing at the moment. The further beautification of the tower will be continued for another year even after the inauguration is completed said Shyam Chandra Shrestha, project manager of Raman Construction Company.
The contractor company had set a target of completing the reconstruction of the tower by October 2020. However, the contractor company could not complete the reconstruction work within the stipulated time, citing the reasons of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The reconstruction of the Dharahara tower was initiated in 2075 BS which is being completed in 2078 after almost three years.
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