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Earthquake hit Nepal to reopen heritage sites in Kathmandu valley


Kathmandu, June 15: Earthquake hit Nepal is set to reopen all the heritage sites including historic Durbar squares or "noble courts in the Kathmandu valley to the public soon, media reported on Monday.

The decision has been taken in a bid to attract tourists after April's devastating earthquake, BBC reported.

Nepal set to reopen historic sites

Unesco has raised concerns over the safety of reopening the sites. "Necessary safety measures have been put in place," officials were quoted as saying by the local media.

More than 8,000 people were killed and widespread destruction was reported in the earthquake occurred in April and May.

Read More: Quake-ravaged Nepal needs $6.6 billion for reconstruction: Government

On 11 June Unesco issued a statement asking the public to be extra cautious at the sites, adding that it hoped the decision to reopen them could be re-examined.

Nepal needed approximately $6,663.1 million for brining the country back on track," said the Prime Minister's Office.

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