Nepal plans to open museum to commemorate 2015 earthquake

Kathmandu, January 10

The government of Nepal says it is planning to establish a museum, exhibiting various goods and objects related to the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that rattled the country on April 25, 2015 and its aftershocks.

Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, the government body to supervise and lead post-earthquake reconstruction works, claims that the museum will be of international standard.

Speaking at a meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of Parliament on Thursday, Gyewali said the museum would be located at the premises of Dharahara, a multistorey view tower that the government was constructing beside the similar structure that collapsed during the quake, in Sundhara of Kathmandu.

Likewise, the Authority would establish earthquake memorial parks in Gorkha and Sindhupalchok districts, two most hit by the quake and the aftershocks, according to him.

In another context, the top official assured that the Authority would complete all reconstruction works within next two years.

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