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Reconstruction of earthquake-damaged heritages begins in Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — The reconstruction and renovation of the earthquake-damaged heritages in Bhaktapur Municipality have begun with the financial assistance of the German Government.

The reconstruction of the quake-hit heritages formally launched amidst a programme at the Dattatraya-based Pujari Math on Friday. The German Development Bank, Nepal Government and the Bhaktapur Municipality have jointly funded the reconstruction drive.

German Government representatives, Chair of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party Narayanman Bijukchhe and representatives of the Bhaktapur Municipality and Department of Archeology were present in the launching programme.

The reconstruction and renovations efforts will include the Pujari Math Panchtale (five-storied temple), National Art Museum, the old building of the Bhaktapur Municipality and Bidhyarthi Niketan School, among others.

The German Government has provided Rs 1.19 billion while the government releases Rs 220 million and the Bhaktapur Municipality Rs 100 million for the reconstruction and renovation of earthquake hit heritages inside the Bhaktapur Municipality, according to Museum Chief Aruna Nakarmi.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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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”.

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