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KATHMANDU: The Department of Survey has completed its preparation to declare the height of Mt Everest.
According to Deputy Director-General of the Department Sushil Narasimha Rajbhandari, the announcement event will be held at the premises of the department at Minbhawan.
It has been said that the study conducted by the department has revealed that the height of the Himalayas was affected by the catastrophic earthquake in 2015.
This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mt Everest with its own resources, based on the assumption that the height of Mount Everest may have increased due to this reason.
Government teams from Nepal and China worked jointly.
Earlier, various countries had been measuring the height of Mt Everest. The world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, which was last measured in 1954 by the Survey of India, has remained at 8848m.
The work of measuring the height of Everest was started in the fiscal years 2019/2020.
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