Government prepares action plan for reconstruction of damaged heritages

Government prepares action plan for reconstruction of damaged heritages

The government has come up with three phase action plan for the preservation and reconstruction of the world heritage sites damaged by the devastating earthquake on April 25. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has come up with a three phase action plan for the preservation and reconstruction of damaged heritages, said culture, tourism and civil aviation Deepak Chandra Amatya, at a meeting. The ministry has come up with three phase – short-term, middle-term and long-term – plans for the preservation of damaged heritages, he said, informing the meeting of International Relations and Labour Committee under Legislature-Parliament. "The plan also includes preservation of archeological sites and future plans for their refurbishments." He also said that the government will request UNESCO and interested people, business community – at home and abroad – for help to implement action plans. Committee chairperson Prabhu Shah, on the occasion, stressed the need of collecting complete details of damages and intensifying a search operation for the missing objects. Parliamentarian Naryan Man Bijukchhe, on the occasion, suggested that historic and ancient form of heritages should be maintained while reconstructing the damaged monuments. Out of the 581 heritages in the country, some 137 were completely damaged and 444 partially damaged in the devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude on April 25, according to the Department of Archeology.
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