‘Pokhara Home’: construction begins

Kaski, March 11: The construction of a ‘Pokhara home’ with an art gallery, public library, clock tower and integrated tourism information centre has begun in the tourism city, Pokhara.

Pokhara metropolis mayor Dhanraj Acharya laid the foundation stone of the building to be constructed in Pokhara-9, Prithvichowk on Sunday- coinciding the seventh establishment day of Pokhara metropolitan city.

It is expected to be a destination of domestic and foreign tourists coming to visit Pokhara.

The five-storey building will be constructed at an investment of Rs 50.14 million, shared chief engineer of metropolis infrastructure development division, Surendra Pandey. As per the contract, the construction will be completed within the next one and a half years, he informed.

The building will have parking on the ground floor, gift home and information centre in the first floor, library and meeting hall in second floor, art gallery in third floor and clock tower in the fifth floor, engineer Pandey said.

On the occasion, mayor Acharya said the ‘Pokhara home’ will impart comprehensive information about overall Pokhara.