December 13: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has agreed to provide design and project management consultancy services for reconstruction of 11 cultural heritage sites in four districts of Nepal.
A statement issued by the Kathmandu-based Indian Embassy says the trust will focus its activities in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Solukhumbhu.
The Embassy of India signed an agreement to this effect with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) amid a function on Thursday, December 12.
Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Dr Ajay Kumar, on behalf of the Government of India, signed the agreement with Dr CT Mishra, member secretary of INTACH in the presence of senior officials from the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri.
As per the agreement, INTACH will work with the Department of Archeology (DoA) of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal to reconstruct and conserve cultural heritage sites in accordance to the Government of Nepal’s guidelines on reconstruction of cultural heritage sites, the statement added.
The Indian Embassy said that INTACH is one of the largest heritage organizations of the world with over 190 chapters across India. INTACH was awarded with a special consultative status for United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2007.