16 tonnes of solid waste extracted from Valley rivers

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 5, 2017-

Around 16 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from various rivers of Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. 

As part of the 195th week of the Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign, seven metric tonnes of solid waste was scooped from the slum area at Jagriti Tol near Baneshwor Campus in Kathmandu, according to the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation. 

Members of the committee, officials from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Nepal army, Nepal police and Armed Police Force personnel, members of the public and school students participated in the clean-up drive.

Similarly, four metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from the Rudramati river from Gopi Krishna Bridge to Bhatkeko Pul area, as the river clean-up drive entered its 154th week on Saturday. 

Locals, civil society representatives and KMC staff of ward numbers 4, 5, 7, 9 and 33 participated in the clean-up drive. 

Likewise, on the 127th week of the Bishnumati River Clean-up Campaign, five metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from Mahadev River in Tarkeshower Municipality, according to campaigner Bijendra Lama. 

Published: 05-02-2017 08:19

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