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Over 40 metric ton solid waste collected from Valley rivers

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
The Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign is running in the fifth year with the drive marking 210th week on Saturday

May 21, 2017-More than 40 metric tons of solid waste was managed after collecting it from various rivers and Ring Road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. 

Around 15 metric tons of garbage was managed while cleaning Bagmati River near Lalitpur area next to the Thapathali bridge as part of the 210th week of the Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign, which entered its fifth year on Saturday. 

Campaigner Umesh Bohora said that more than 650 people from various walks of life, including representatives from government agencies and personnel from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force, took part in the river cleaning campaign. Next week’s cleaning drive will be held in the Naya Pul area in Tripureshower, said Bohora. 

Narsingh Byanjankar, the newly elected Ward No 10 chairman of the Lalitpur Metropolitan City, and actors Sitaram Kattel, often known as Dhurmus, and Kumar Kattel, fondly called Jigri, were feted in recognition of their contribution to the 

society. 

Sitaram has already constructed three integrated settlements while Kumar is currently helping to build a settlement for in Saptari district. 

Blue Cross Hospital and Megha Hospital on Saturday pledged to participate in the river clean-up campaign regularly. 

Similarly, some 80 volunteers representing Pudasaini Maitri Samaj and Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati campaign extracted one metric tonne of solid waste from the Guheshwori stretch of the Bagmati river, according to Uttam Pudasaini. 

Meanwhile, one metric ton of solid waste was collected from the Rudramati river at Ward No 9 of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Saturday as the Rudramati Clean-up Campaign entered its 168th week. 

More than 200 volunteers participated in the clean-up drive. 

Likewise, four metric tonnes of waste was extracted from the Bishnumati river and the Mahadev River as the Bishumati Clean-up Campaign entered its 141st week. 

Tilganga Women’s group also collected one metric tonne of garbage from the Tilganga stretch of the Bagmati river. 

Meanwhile, the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign entered its sixth week on Saturday. People from various walks of life from the Basundhara to Narayan Gopal Chowk stretch managed 20 metric tonnes of waste in the area. 

Published: 21-05-2017 08:11

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