Japan to provide financial assistance to restore Patan Durbar Square

The Government of Japan has extended financial assistance totaling USD 77,805 equivalent to approximately 8.45 million rupees to the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT), for the restoration and preservation of cultural and architectural monuments in Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

KVPT is a Nepali NGO which will work under the supervision of Department of Archaeology and UNESCO, to restore Krishna Temple, Char Narayan Temple, Visveswora Temple and Manimandap Pati within the Square.

The proposal was approved under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project (GCGP) scheme. Japan is currently working with the Department of Archaeology to restore cultural heritage sites within the valley.
” I look forward to witnessing KVPT use grant to procure the equipment necessary for the soaring, scaffolding, and fencing of Krishna Temple, Char Narayan Temple, Visveswora Temple and Manimandap Pati,” said Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa.

Japan has already approved Grant assistance equivalent to JYP 4 billion (Japanese Yen), for the reconstruction of Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Bir Hospital, rehabilitation of Water Transmission System in Chautara and bridge construction along Barhakilo-Barpak road.

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