TCN to provide wood for reconstruction of Kasthamandap

Kathmandu, November 2

Timber Corporation of Nepal Ltd has agreed to provide 17,000 cubic feet of timber for reconstruction of Kasthamandap, a historic travellers’ rest damaged reduced to rubble by the 2015 Earthquake.

Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee chair Rajesh Shakya and corporation’s general manager Raju Laudari signed a memorandum of understanding that is expected to expedited reconstruction work,

The reconstruction of Kasthamandap (wood pavilion) needs specially-prepared timber. Generally, timber measuring 10 feet is available in the market, but the monument requires 38-feet-long timber. The committee is working with a target of completing reconstruction of the heritage of historic and cultural importance within the next two years.

The monument is believed to be built by Laxmi Narsingh Malla, in the 12th century.


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