Trees planted on Bagmati banks

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
Trees planted on Bagmati banks

Jul 18, 2015-

Some 350 tree saplings of various species were planted on the banks of Bagmati River from Guheshowri to Gothatar Bridge in the Capital city on Saturday.

The plantation was carried out by Pudasaini Friendship Society in coordination with Department of Forests.

The programme was organised on the occasion of the 75th week of the Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign said Uttam Pudasaini, chairman of the Society. The saplings were provided by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Lauding the initiative of the local community towards maintaining greenery along the Bagmati River, Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudel said that the initiative undertaken by the Pudasaini Society was exemplary.

He underscored the need of more of such community initiatives. Hinting towards the denial of the Asian Development Bank for the Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign, he opined that Nepal should impart the message to the international community that Nepalis alone could take charge of the task. Meanwhile, on the occasion of 114th week of the Chief Secretary-led Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign, participants cleaned the confluence of the Bagmati and Manohara Rivers at Shankhamul in the Capital.

With this, the cleaning of Manohara River was also initiated, said Raj Kumar Bhattarai of FNCCI.

Some 1,500 tonnes of waste was collected during the cleaning today.

 

Published: 19-07-2015 07:47

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