The photo taken on May 24, 2019 shows the newly reconstructed building of Durbar High School, also known as Bhanu Secondary School, at Ranipokhari in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 24, 2019. The reconstruction projects being carried out in Nepal under China's aid can be a great learning for the Himalayan country, head of the authorized body to carry out the post earthquake rebuilding said here on Friday. The reconstruction project of Durbar High School began in August, 2018 and now is in the final stage. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)
KATHMANDU, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The reconstruction projects being carried out in Nepal under China's aid can be a great learning for the Himalayan country, head of the authorized body to carry out the post earthquake rebuilding said here on Friday.
While attending an open day of reconstruction project of Nepal's oldest school Durbar High School, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Sushil Gyewali said that the projects aided by China have achieved excellent performance within the short period of time.
"Chinese reconstruction projects are going on in a fast pace. We can learn from the Chinese side, their construction management and team work, to improve our construction industry," Gyewali said.
He said that the Nepali construction industry could move ahead in a fast manner if it followed the Chinese footsteps by analyzing the success and failure factors.
"Altogether 25 reconstruction projects are being carried out under the Chinese aid, and most of the projects are in completion phase," he added.
Mentioning quake damaged schools that are being reconstructed, he highly appreciated the support of the Chinese government for carrying out those projects in an efficient manner.
"Chinese support is crucial to enhance quality education and to revive the glory of the past," NRA head Gyewali said referring to the reconstruction of the historical Durbar High School.
Durbar High School, also known as Bhanu Secondary School, is the first school in Nepal based on modern education system. It was severely damaged in the earthquake in 2015.
Addressing the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi said that Durbar High School is the showcase work of China aid post-disaster reconstruction projects in Nepal, adding the government hopes that the newly-rebuilt school will retain its former clusters.
"The Chinese government is very pleased to take part in the reconstruction of Kathmandu Durbar High School, and hopes to rebuild it with safety, elegance and traditionally unique features," the ambassador said.
According to the officials, the project will end in January next year, enabling the students to learn in safe and comfortable environment.