BHAKTAPUR: A park has been constructed at Shankhadhar Chowk in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality of Bhaktapur district. The park was built with an investment of Rs 20 million of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Rs 40 million of the municipality under the Town-Town Collaboration Programme.
On the occasion of Shankhadhar Day, KMC Mayor Bidya Sunder Shakya inaugurated the park amidst a programme on Sunday. He shared that KMC has been providing support to 12 municipalities in Kathmandu valley for the construction of religious and tourism parks as well as multi-purpose parks.
“KMC is the oldest and the most resourceful cultural town. It also has the obligation to help adjoining municipalities in their bid to construct public places. Construction of Sankhadhar Park was a manifestation of town-town collaboration”, mayor Shakya added.
Also speaking on the occasion, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha said, “We had approved a master plan with a total budget of Rs 130 million for the park construction”. The first phase of its construction has been finalised and the remaining portion has been planned for the next tenure, Shrestha said, expressing his confidence that the KMC would extend further financial support in the upcoming year to complete the backlog of construction works.
The park is extended over the area of 13 ropanis and has water fountain, stone-carved step, hanging garden, stone spout, MP theatre and green garden.
According to the master plan, Green Park, children park, traditional hall, a statue of Shankhadhar Sakhwa, big conge, rock climbing and rope climbing spots are to be constructed in the remaining five ropanis of land.
At the programme, KMC Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi Shrestha said the metropolitan city has emphatically collaborated for the preservation of culture and heritage.