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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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NRNA Third Africa Regional Meeting from Dec 29

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KATHMANDU— The Third Africa Regional Meeting of Non-Resident Nepali Association ( NRNA) will be held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda on December 29-30.

‘Development experiences exchange’ is the theme for the meeting this year where African experts and Nepali experts living in Africa will exchange experiences of development activities of African countries.

On the occasion, the predicaments facing Nepali workers in African countries will also be shared.

The meeting would be attended by representatives from the National Coordination Council, International Coordination Council of 17 different countries of Africa as well as other countries in other continents.

Nepali artists together with the African ones will show cultural performances during the meeting. According to the National Coordination Council, Uganda a seminar of Nepali language and literature will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.

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