US grants USD 900,000 to restore Patan Royal Palace
Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 18:00
Kathmandu: The United States has provided USD 900,000 to Nepal to carry out restoration work at Patan Royal Palace, a major tourist attraction of the country.

The US Embassy officials today handed over the cheque to the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust representatives.

The grant, provided under the US Ambassador Cultural Preservation Large Grants Programme Fund, will be utilised to restore the old Patan Royal Palace in Lalitpur district, US embassy said in a statement.

According to the US Embassy the project is one of three worldwide to receive funding from this prestigious, highly competitive programme in 2009.

Patan Royal Palace is one of the South Asia's finest and most intact historical urban royal ensembles dating back to 17th and 18th century.

The US State Department had invited only 16 countries world-wide, including Nepal, to submit proposals for large-scale partnership-based cultural preservation projects at sites of global significance.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 14, 2009, 18:00

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