The reconstruction of Nepal’s premier administrative hub Singha Durbar, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, has been completed lately. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has successfully reconstructed the northern, southern, and eastern fronts of the Durbar, while the western front has so far witnessed 50% reconstruction.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the three reconstructed fronts of the Durbar amid a program today.
The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM), which was shifted to the building of the then Ministry of Local Development following the earthquake devastation, will be shifted back to the Durbar after the inauguration.
“We have reconstructed the building in an earthquake-resilient way keeping the fundamental structure and style intact,” said NRA CEO Sushil Gyawali.
“The working chamber and meeting hall have been constructed in line with the existing organizational structure of the OPMCM without compromising international level services and facilities,” he added.
The NRA has retrofitted the northern, southern, and eastern parts of the Singha Durbar using new technology and modern construction materials such as cement, sand, rod, and bonding chemical without compromising its antique forms and structures. The building now features fire extinguishing mechanisms and air conditioning systems.
According to the NRA, NPR 870 million has been spent so far for the reconstruction of the fronts, and the reconstruction of the western front would cost around NPR 468.8 million.
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