Govt wants huge turnout for 100th week of campaign

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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Govt wants huge turnout for 100th week of campaign

Apr 3, 2015-

The government has directed all concerned authorities representing various local bodies to ensure effective public participation on the occasion of 100th week of the ongoing Bagmati River Clean-Up Campaign.

Launched on May 18, 2013, hundreds of volunteers participate in the campaign being run at different section of the Bagmati River flowing through the Kathmandu Valley every Saturday. The campaign will reach its 100th week  on April 11.

Following the direction from Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel, who is leading the campaign aimed cleaning up the heavily polluted Bagmati River, the Environment Management Division under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) on Friday released a circular urging the local bodies and all other concerned to take part in a special programme to mark the 100th week of the campaign.

The circular from MoFALD directs the representatives of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, including Jorpati, Gokarneshowr, Kirtipur, Mahalaxmisthan and Karyabinayak municipalities located along the Bagmati River to ensure active participation from local communities, government and non-governmental organisation and civil society in cleaning the river section in and around their localities.

Every Saturday, a mass participation from various sectors is being carried out at various places along the river to collect tons of wastes taken out from the river. Around 2,000 metric tonnes of solid waste has been removed from the Bagmati River since the launch of the weekly clean-up campaign about a year ago.

Meanwhile, coinciding the 100th week of the Bagmati River Clean Up Campaign, the Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation (CIDBC) is set to organise a Bagmati Mega Clean-Up Campaign on April 11.

The CIDBC aims to bring in over 60,000 people to join hands on either sides of the river from Sundarijal to Chobhar to give a message for conservation of the river.

Published: 04-04-2015 08:53

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