KATHMANDU : A building of Durbar High School reconstructed with the support from the Government of China has been handed over to the school management today. Although the reconstruction of the building had been completed in the month of January, the process to handover the building was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Min, the Project Manager on the behalf of China, handed over a bunch of keys of the school building to Chairpersons of the School Management Committee, Gopal Maharjan and Prabha Bajracharya.
The school building is spread at nine and half ropani of land near Ranipokhari in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-27. It was reconstructed with full financial support from the Chinese government.
The four-storied building was reconstructed at a cost of Rs 850 million, and has 40 rooms catering to 350 students.
The school was established during the tenure of the then Prime Minister Janga Bahadur Rana in 1910 BS to provide education to the children of Rana families. However, the Gorkha earthquake had completely damaged the school building.
It was opened in 1964 BS to teach Sanskrit for children of the general public, after which it slowly began incorporating other subjects in 2048 BS.