Kathmandu, June 24, 2015: The Guests who arrived in capital to participate in the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction, visited today at the quake-ravaged Hanumandhoka area which is enlisted in the list of World Heritage Sites.
Showing around the area the 34 guests were briefed by Chief at Hanumandhoka Management Office, Saraswoti Singh and the guests were wearing helmet, gloves, mask and safety jackets. Around 80 per cent historical and archeological buildings has been damaged due to the quake including Kasthamandap, Narayan Temple and Laxmi Narayan temple, among others in the area.
Head of UNESCO delegation, Christian Manhart during the occasion said that they would support for the reconstruction of historical and archeological sites and the assessment of the damage was underway for the same. He added that for the reconstruction of archeological sites an extensive action plan would be formulated by UNESCO. Likewise, in order to reconstruction of infrastructures damaged by the quake JICA was ready to provide necessary support, JICA Chief Dr Akihiko Tanaka said.
Similarly, Sri Lankan Minister of Disaster Management, A H M Fowsie expressing sorrow over the loss caused by the quake in Nepal, said that his country was ready to lend support to the reconstruction task.