Bagmati clean-up drive enters 198th week

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Feb 26, 2017-

A total of 26 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from major rivers, including Bagmati, of the Valley on Saturday.

Fourteen metric tonnes of garbage was scooped up from the Bagmati river, as the Bagmati Clean-up Campaign entered its 198th week. The clean-up drive was carried out at Mahadev temple area of the river near Koteshwor on Saturday, according to Narayan Shrestha, a member of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation. Around 1,300 persons including members of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, security forces and the general public took part in the clean-up campaign. 

Similarly, eight metric tonnes of solid waste was collected from near the Nepaltar bridge in Balaju as the Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign marked its 130th on Saturday. Around 300 people took part in the clean-up initiative, said campaigner Bijendra Lama. 

Meanwhile, the “Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati” campaign and the Pudasaini friendship society cleaned the Bagmati river near Guheshwori area on Saturday. 

Published: 26-02-2017 08:03

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