Kathmandu, April 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the newly-reconstructed 22-story Dharahara amidst a function organized at the Dharahara premises today.
The newly-built Dharahara will never fall down, PM Oli said after inaugurating it. “From now on, Dharahara will not fall down. We have ensured that. It fell down in 2015 last time. We are sensitive on the damages it had caused.”
Expressing happiness over the reconstruction of Dharahara with his concept, PM Oli said that he had given a concept to conserve the remains of old Dharahara and build new structures, including a parking area. “I would like to thank the designers, including the Department of Archaeology for considering my concept,” he said.
The structure is strong and is an amalgam of history and modernization, he further said. He also thanked all those who contributed in rebuilding the tower, including many Nepalis living abroad.
Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali that the resurrection of historic Dharahara has boosted confidence of Nepalis. Highlighting the NRA’s progress on the reconstruction of private houses, CEO Gyewali informed that the post-earthquake reconstruction is now reaching a final stage of completion.
Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, ministers, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidhya Sundar Shakya, parliamentarians, Chief Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, Chief of Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa, among others were present on the occasion.
Secretary of the NRA Maniram Gelal had delivered a welcome speech at the function.
Main features of Dharahara
Mean features of Dharahara area