UNESCO allows construction at Nepal heritage site

A man walks past Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site damaged during the 2015 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 21, 2017. Picture taken April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan 7 (ANI) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Sunday gave the green signal to the construction of a temple complex in the Hanumandhoka buffer zone, which falls in the Durbar Square, located in the Kathmandu Valley.

The UNESCO office in Kathmandu, in a statement, said that it had no objection to the construction of the temple, reported the Himalayan Times.

The statement comes days after the UNESCO had issued a statement on December 4 last year. It said: “We have learnt that with much concern about the construction of commercial building and basement within the buffer area of Hanumandhoka Durbar Square World Heritage Monument Zone and inside the Protected Monument Zone.”

You can read this article in detail at ANI News website or at The Himalayan Times.

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