Addressing the foundation-stone laying ceremony for the reconstruction of Dharahara, organised by National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on 27 December, Prime Minister Oli said that the government was active in development related constructions. PM Oli shared that the new Dharahara would be child and senior-citizen friendly and will feature a new garden, museum, colourful fountains, an exhibition hall and parking space stretched across 42 ropanis and would be 22-storey and 72 metres tall, estimated to be built within two years at acost of Rs 3.48 billion
NRA CEO Sushil Gyawali assured that the uniqueness of Dharahara would be kept intact while reconstructing a modern Dharahara. Likewise, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya pledged support on behalf of KMC for reconstruction of Dharahara while drawing attention towards air pollution that could be caused during its reconstruction. He also urged the concerned agencies for timely completion of Dharahara.
Attending the programme were Minister for Home Affairs – Ram Bahadur Thapa, Minister for Foreign Affairs – Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for General Administration and Local Development – Lal Babu Pandit, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation – Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies – Matrika Prasad Yadav, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank – Chiranjivi Nepal..