Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

Posted by Anup Baral September 13, 2016 : Rani Pokhari reconstruction, which was halted earlier, is set to resume this week following an agreement between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the Department of Archaeology (DoA). Reconstruction works at Rani Pokhari and a temple at the centre of the pond, historic structures of religious importance dating back to 1670 AD, had been halted following reports that authorities were using concrete materials and had failed to comply with archaeological norms. The Rani Pokhari temple was destroyed by earthquakes last year.
After reports surfaced that the KMC was not complying with archaeological norms, Unesco, the United Nations cultural body, had also expressed its concerns about what it said “inappropriate rebuilding of Rani Pokhari”.

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