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Nepal to build earthquake memorial centre

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

is constructing an earthquake memorial garden with the cost of 1 billion Nepalese rupees in the country's Sindhupalchowk district, one of the worst-affected areas by the temblor that struck the Himalayan Nation in 2015.

There is also a plan to develop it as a Seismological Study and Research Centre, officials said.

Sindhupalchowk is one of the hardest hit districts which recorded 40 per cent of the quake related casualties and 95 per cent damages to physical infrastructures.

The garden will have 14 pillars standing for the 14 hardest hit districts in the country in the earthquake of April 25, 2015 that killed 9,000 people.

The memorial garden and the seismological centre to be built at Dahre Gauda Danda will cost around 1 billion Nepalese rupees, according to District Coordination Committee chief Yubaraj Poudyal.

The garden will be built across 454,000 square feet land where a special room will be constructed that would give the effects of earthquake to those entering the room, said Poudyal.

The centre will include a library, a meeting hall, an information centre and a tower among others for sightseeing.

Sindhupalchowk district alone lost more than 3,000 people in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 19:07 IST