Reconstruction of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, which was gutted by fire on June 24 last year, will begin soon after the general elections are over. This is as per a Royal Kasho issued. The Department of Culture will be overlooking the works. Materials like timber and stone are already being collected. The total estimated cost for the reconstruction is over Nu 700 million but as of now the Department has collected only Nu 270 million.