Historical sites get a facelift for SAARC

Various historical and archaeological sites in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts are getting a facelift owing to the forthcoming SAARC Summit being held in the capital on November 26, 27.

Nepal government is renovating these sites in the valley considering the visit of the Heads of Government of the participating nations to these locations during the summit.

Spokesperson at the Archeological Department, Ram Bahadur Kunwar said that the Bhaktapur, Patan and Hanuman Dhoka Durbar squares, Changu Narayan, Swoyambhunath and Bauddhanath areas are undergoing repair and maintenance procedures.

A budget of Rs 16.2 million is allocated for the purpose. The repair works would be completed by November 23, Kunwar added.

Heads of Government of eight member-states will arrive in Kathmandu to participate in the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC).

Source: nepalnews.com

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