The glorious Dharahara will rise again and this time stronger!
As per the new design, the candle-like tower will house a mini theater hall, food court, museum, musical fountain, stone water sprouts, and souvenir shops.
The Nepal Government has invested an amount of NPR 3.45 billion for the prestigious project which will be established in two years, if everything goes according to the plan.
Speaking at the occasion PM Oli said that the new Dharahara will resemble the original tower but the construction will have a modern approach.
He also asked the construction company to leave no room for error in the project.
“Once the Dharahara is built, both children and the elderly will be able to use a lift. After two years we will be able to see a green and beautiful Valley from atop the new Dharahara,” Oli added.
According to Nepal National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) the tower covers an area of 21,267 sq.m and will be 75 meters in height.
The structure will be a 22-storey building but will be made to like a 11-storey building on the outside.
As per Reconstruction officials, the remains of the tower from the 2015 earthquake will be preserved under a glass-covering. The new Dharahara will stand next to the base of the old structure.
The Dharahara reconstruction project has been awarded to Raman GIETC joint-venture.
It was originally built by Nepal’s then Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa in 1825 and was destroyed by two earthquakes in 1934 and 2015, respectively.