19 metric tonnes of solid waste extracted from Valley rivers

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 29, 2017-

A total of 19 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from Bagmati River and its various tributaries in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. 

Around 10 metric tonnes of solid waste was collected from Gairigaun to Shantinagar stretch of Bagmati River as part of the Bagmati River Mega Clean-up Campaign which entered its 194th week on Saturday, according to Rajesh Prakash Singh, chief of the High-Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation. 

Officials from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, personnel of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force, club representatives and members of the public took part in the clean-up drive. 

Four girls from Haridwar Vidyaashram of India also participated in the Bagmati clean-up campaign on Saturday. According to Singh, they had arrived in Kathmandu from India to participate in the campaign.

Similarly, Nepal Telecom officials also attended the campaign on Saturday to mark the company’s anniversary. The telecom company also donated gloves and other equipment needed for the campaign. 

Meanwhile, around two metric tonnes of garbage was taken out from Rudramati River from Nilopul to Kopikrishnapul area under the Rudramati Clean-up Drive that entered its 153rd week on Saturday, said Rohit Giri, a campaigner. 

Similarly, stakeholders and campaigners scooped up six metric tonnes of solid waste from the tributary of Bishnumati River at Tarakeshwar Municipality under the Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign that entered its 126th week on Saturday.

Published: 29-01-2017 08:07

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