Kathmandu, Apr.5 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s advisors as well as staff members of his secretariat have announced plans to donate three days of salary in the month of Chaitra to reconstruct Dharahara, the nine story (50.2m) tall tower in the center of Kathmandu.
In a press statement issued by Oli’s press advisor Pramod Dahal, the advisors would donate their salaries to an account opened to collect funds for reconstruction of the historic monument, reports the Himalayan Times.
An account has been created by the government at Thapathali-based Rastriya Banijaya Bank where the funds will be credited.
Prime Minister Oli had earlier announced that he would give a month’s salary for the reconstruction of the tower.
Dharahara also called Bhimsen Tower, built in 1832 A.D. by the Prime Minister of the time; Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal, was destroyed in the April 2015 earth quake. (ANI)