Today, three Contract Agreements for reconstruction and restoration of Government of India funded Cultural Heritage projects were signed by National Reconstruction Authority and Contractors. The three Gumbas are Chiri Ghyang Gumba, Tarkey Ghyang Gumba and Melamchi Ghyang Gumba of Sindhupalchowk district. The signing event was witnessed by Former State Minister of Finance Dr. Larkel Lama, Member of Provincial Assembly Mr. Nima Lama, Second Secretary of Development Partnership & Reconstruction Wing of Indian Embassy, Project Director of Cultural Projects of NRA, Chairpersons of respective Gumbas, GoI Project Consultant INTACH and stake holders.
The three projects are part of 28 cultural heritage projects being taken up by the Government of India for post-earthquake conservation and restoration under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Government of Nepal. The projects are being implemented under US $ 50 million grant assistance committed by the Government of India for post-earthquake reconstruction of the Cultural Heritage sites across 8 districts of Nepal.
The three Gumbas will also function as learning centers for Sherpas and Tamang community mostly Hyolmo people inhabited in Sindhupalchowk district and also promote the tourism in the Sindhupalchowk area.