Clean-up drive sees huge participation

  • Saarc preparation
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Clean-up drive sees huge participation

Nov 22, 2014-

A large number of people participated in the city clean-up campaign for the upcoming Saarc summit on Saturday. The government had urged public to participate in the mass cleaning drive, which brought out 40,000 individuals to the streets in 35 wards of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KMC officials said Saturday’s campaign was one of the most successful clean-up drives in terms of public participation. “Looking at the transformation the Capital as witnessed recently, the public seemed excited to help us clean the city,” KMC chief Dhana Bahadur Shrestha said. Together with the KMC, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, civil servants, students, representatives of community organisations and private sector participated in the mass cleaning. “We urged one individual from each house to join us, which was responded well,” he said.

Secretaries from various ministries also joined the drive in various wards. Deputy Prime minister Prakash Man Singh joined other participants in Wards Number 10 and 34. “This was a special campaign, but we are still continuing with our regular clean-up drive through the summit,” Shrestha said. The KMC has intensified its projects to clean and beautify the city as the major Saarc conference, which will be attended by the heads of the state/government from eight South Asian countries, is just a few days away. The metropolis has also started to broom and flush roads which will be used by the delegates during the summit.

Published: 23-11-2014 09:26

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