223 heritage sites reconstructed so far

April 2015 earthquake

KATHMANDU, April 24: As many as 223 cultural heritage sites damaged in the devastating 2015 earthquake have been reconstructed so far.

Of them, 161 were reconstructed through the Department of Archaeology, 20 through Pashupati Area Development Trust and 42 through other agencies.

Likewise, 205 other heritage sites are being reconstructed under the DoA and 221 more through other concerned authorities, according to the spokesperson of the DoA, Ram Bahadur Kunwar.

It has been estimated that the reconstruction of all the heritage sites would cost Rs. 10 billion. So far, 1.8 billion has been spent, he added. RSS