The vacant lot will soon be home to community centers, Hindu temples and Buddhist temples.
“We wanted to bring a place of beauty to the city,” said Board Chairman Binay Aryal. Nepal Cultural Spirit Center..
Aryal said work will begin shortly at the Centers of Euless Boulevard and Royal Parkway and will be completed in stages. The estimated cost is about $ 6 million and donations are welcome, he said.
The cultural and spiritual center is now based in Irving and its properties are on the market.
Aryal said there was a decision to relocate to Euless as Nepal’s population is growing across the Metroplex. They are beyond the temple of Irving..
He said there are about 40,000 Nepalese in northern Texas, including Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, and Bedford, and Euless has about 5,000 Nepalese.
He said people are coming to the area because of the hot job market for companies like Dallas / Fort Worth Airport and Federal Express.
The project is developed in three phases.
The 15,000-square-foot community center includes medical suites for health camps and minor medical services, tutoring rooms for children who need Nepali language learning and homework support, a 300-seat cafeteria serving vegetarian food, and business. Includes an incubation center.
The business center includes real estate agents, tax / certified accountant offices, and travel agency offices.
Hindu and Buddhist temples, along with prayer and worship sites, are in the second stage of the project. The temple will be a replica of the famous shrine found in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
The third stage is the wedding hall for Hindu and Buddhist weddings.
Aryal said the cultural and spiritual center would attract people from all over the United States and from other countries such as India and Bangladesh.
Muralia Dikari, the leader of the Nepalese community involved in the planning of the Cultural Center, said that the Nepalese community bought real estate in Eures in 2008, but was hit by a recession and is growing, so to build a larger temple. Said he couldn’t get the loan. Irving location.
“People in Nepal believe in the United States,” he said. “When we come to another country, we want to convey our culture and teachings to our children.”
According to Adikari, anyone can attend the Cultural Center.
“Anyone of any faith is welcome. This is a project for humanity,” he said.