BHAKTAPUR — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Pokharel and Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Chairman, Narayanman Bijukche, today jointly launched the reconstruction work in Bhatkapur city.
As a part of the Heritage Reconstruction National Program the government started from this day, foundation stones were laid for reconstruction of the Lyaku Dwaka (entrance gate to Durbar Square) and Silu Mahadev temple (Fasidega).
At the program, Minister Pokharel said that 800,000 houses were damaged during the devastating earthquake, and that government was expediting the reconstruction work.
NWPP Chair Bijukchhe said the reconstruction work cannot be handed over to the construction contractors, and work should be dealt with through Consumer Committee.
The cost for reconstructing Fasidega is estimated at Rs 55 million and Lyaku Dwaka at Rs 3.398 million.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.