Kathmandu, May 16: Retrofitting work of the main building of Singha Durbar, which came to a halt due to the lock down, has gained momentum again.
The plinth-level work is ongoing at the western façade of Singha Durbar. As the main works at the three other facades have been completed, the works on tile, marble and painting are going on.
Jhappar Singh Bishwakarma, deputy director at the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) under the National Reconstruction Authority, said retrofitting of the western facade of the main complex has been speeded up after giving due importance to health and security issues of the workers.
According to Bishwakarma, the contracting company is using the locally-available material. He said the work will continue till the necessary construction material is available.
The workers have been mobilized in small groups and have been checked for fever before resuming the work, according to Laxmi Subedi, representative of Sharma-Gauri-Parvati-New Technical JV, the contracting company. He also informed that the workers have been provided with facilities of lodging and food within the premises.
Similarly, the reconstruction works of Ranipokhari and Dharahara, which had also been halted due to the lock down, has now resumed.