An attractive park has been constructed at Shankhadhar Chowk in Madhyapur Thimi in Bhaktapur district. The Park was built at the investment of Rs 20 million of Kathmandu Metropolis and Rs 40 million of Madhyapur Thimi municipality under the Town-Town Collaboration Programme.
On the occasion of Shankhadhar Day, Kathmandu Metropolis mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the park amidst a program on Sunday. He shared the metropolis has been providing support to 12 municipalities of the Valley for the construction of religious and tourism parks as well as multi-purpose parks.
"Kathmandu metropolis is the oldest and the most resourceful cultural town. It also has the obligation to help adjoining municipalities in their bid to construct public places. Construction of Sankhadhar Park was a manifestation of town-town collaboration", mayor Shakya added.
Also speaking on the occasion, Madhyapurthimi municipality Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha said, "We had approved a master plan with a total budget of Rs 130 million for the park construction". The first phase of its construction has been finalized and the remaining portion has been planned for the next tenure, Shrestha said, expressing his confidence that the KIMC would extend further financial support in the upcoming year to complete the backlog of construction works.
The park stretched over the area of 13 ropani has a water fountain, stone-carved step, hanging garden, stone spout, MP theatre, and green garden.
According to the master plan, Green Park, children's park, traditional hall, a statue of Shankhadhar Sakhwa, big conge, rock climbing, and rope climbing spots are to be constructed in the remaining five ropanis of land.
At the program, Kathmandu metropolis Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi Shrestha said the metropolitan city has emphatically collaborated for the preservation of culture and heritage.