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Reconstruction of 380 earthquake affected cultural and heritage sites completes in Nepal

More than 2.12 billion Nepali rupees spent on reconstruction of 96 World Heritage monuments and 284 other archaeological and cultural sites. According to National Reconstruction Authority of Nepal’s CEO Sushil Gyewali, after significant progress in the reconstruction of private houses the authority has given top priority to reconstruction of archaeological and cultural heritage sites.

Over 150 heritage sites are scheduled to be reconstructed in the current financial year. Besides the Government of Nepal many other countries including India, China, USA, Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Japan are providing financial assistance for the reconstruction of quake affected heritage monuments.

A total 891 sites of archaeological and cultural importance were damaged in Nepal due to devastating earthquake in 2015.

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