Sisdole locals obstruct garbage disposal

Sisdole locals obstruct garbage disposal

Feb 23, 2015-

Representatives of various political parties from Nuwakot district have obstructed the transportation of solid waste generated from Kathmandu Valley to the landfill site in Sisdole of Okharpauwa village.

On Monday, the stakeholder committee formed comprising the representatives of various local political parties stopped garbage trucks ferrying tonnes of solid waste from the Capital to Sisdole Landfill Site demanding increment in development grants from existing Rs 10 million to Rs 20 million to launch various development works in and around Sisdole, including giving jobs, education, health and security to locals, among others.

They have also urged the concerned authorities to fulfil the agreement signed between the local representatives and Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel for upgrading the two Secondary Schools in Okharpauwa to Higher Secondary Schools and blacktop the rural roads.

According to Jit Bahadur Balami, a representative of CPN-UML in the district, political parties active in the area have also demanded the handover of the garbage management to a stakeholder committee formed at the local level.

Meanwhile, with the halt in garbage disposal, over 150 vehicles transporting more than 500 metric tons of solid waste to Sisdole landfill site were forced to return to Kathmandu.

“The government had promised that it will come up with alternative dumping sites for disposal of the trash generated by the Kathmandu Valley soon. However, the government has failed to fulfil the promise it had made to Sisdole locals,” Balami added.

In June 2005, Sisdole, which is located about 27 km from Kathmandu, was designated the landfill site to manage the solid wastes generated by the Valley.

Published: 24-02-2015 09:00

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