The iconic Dharahara at Sundhara in Kathmandu, which collapsed during the April 2015 earthquake, is now in the final stages of its rebuilding. Prime Minister KP Oli has shown special interest in the ‘Historic Dharahara Reconstruction’ project that is being undertaken by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). During his first term as prime minister, Oli had in February 2016 announced the Mero Dharahara Ma Banaunchu (‘I will construct my Dharahara’) fundraising campaign. Oli, during his second stint as prime minister, laid the foundation stone for the new Dharahara on 28 December 2019. The project is a rare work of government undertaking making rapid progress. Construction continued even during the lockdown. Previously a nine-story tower built by Bhimsen Thapa in 1832 as a watchtower, the new Dharahara will have 22 stories, but the architectural style will be the same as the old one. The new tower will have a bigger diameter and a height of 72 meters, and have two elevators along with traditional stairs leading to the top. Being built at an estimated Rs 3.48 billion over 2.8 acres, the reconstructed Dharahara will have a garden, a museum, a color fountain, an exhibition hall, a parking lot, and shops inside its premises.