Kathmandu, March 04:
The reconstruction of historic Ranipokhari has finally begun. The reconstruction began after the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) decided to reconstruct the historic pond in the middle of the capital through the users’ committee.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NRA Sushil Gyewali said Ranipokhari will be reconstructed using traditional style, technology and construction materials to reflect the style of Pratap Malla’s era. He expressed confidence for support and cooperation from all in the reconstruction of Ranipokhari.
Chairperson of Ranipokhari Reconstruction Users’ Committee Ajay Sthapit said Ranipokhari would be reconstructed with special attention as per the standards set by the NRA.
Forty workers have been deployed for Ranipokhari reconstruction at present. Committee chairperson Sthapit said more workers would be added as required.
Chairperson of Ward No. 1, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Bharat Lal Shrestha said the ward office would extend all required support for the reconstruction of Ranipokhari.
The NRA has formed Ranipokhari Reconstruction Monitoring and Coordination Committee coordinated by NRA executive member Dr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha for systematic and coordinated reconstruction of archeological structures in Ranipokhari and its premises.
The NRA has said the reconstruction of the floor and walls of Ranipokhari would be done through the users’ committee and the reconstruction and beautification of Balgopaleshwar temple in Ranipokhari would be done through the construction contractors.
The meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 28 had given the responsibility of reconstructing Ranipokhari and other archeological structures in the area, including Balgopaleshwar temple, to the NRA.