83 temples have already been reconstructed and 56 are in multi-year plan
Reconstruction of ancient temples, historical monuments, monasteries and other important structures hit by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake is currently underway in Nepal.
According to the Department of Archaeology Nepal, while a total of 753 shrines, monasteries and temples suffered the damages across the country, Kathmandu alone saw the damage of 241 temples and shrines, followed by 130 in Patan and 73 in Bhaktapur.
Out of the damaged temples, 83 temples have already been reconstructed and 56 are in multi-year plan, informed Bhesh Narayan Dahal, Department’s Director General.
The Department has already announced 17 tenders for the renovation of rest of the temples, Bhesh added.
Bhesh further informed that the renovation of Changunarayan temple was completed at a budget of Rs 30 million.
Completion of the reconstruction of Taleju temple, 90 percent renovation of Swayambhu-based Anantapur temple, ongoing renovation of Nautale Darbar located at Hanumandhoka at the initiative of Chinese Government are among other reconstruction and renovation projects.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Government has been carrying out reconstruction of Bungamati-based Rato Machhindranath Temple and is set to finish the process in two years, and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City is taking care of the Kasthamandap reconstruction activity.