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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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