40 tonnes of waste picked from rivers, Ring Road

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jun 4, 2017-

As much as 40 tonnes of garbage was collected from major rivers and Ring Road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. 

Around 9 tonnes of solid waste was managed, while cleaning Bagmati River as part of the Bagmati Clean-up Campaign that entered its 212th week on Saturday, according to campaigner Umesh Bohara. 

On the occasion, the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) organised a bicycle rally on the stretch from Tripureshwar to Ram Mandir in the Pashupati Temple area. A special clean-up drive was conducted in the Pashupatinath Temple area on the occasion. 

The ministry distributed 100 pairs of boot, 500 pairs of gloves and similar number 

of masks for the participants in the event. According to campaigner Bohara, over 500 people including personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force,  representatives from Sisnupani Nepal, Advertising Association of Nepal and officials from the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization. 

Similarly, some 100 volunteers representing Pudasaini Maitri Samaj and Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati campaign extracted two tonnes of solid waste from the Guheshwori stretch of the Bagmati river, as well as the Bagmati Batika Pillar in Gokarneshower-5, according to Samaj’s President Uttam Pudasaini. 

Meanwhile, the Rudramati Clean-up Campaign, which is into its 171st week, scooped out one ton of solid waste from the Ram Mandir area in the Pashupatinath Temple, shared campaigner Rohit Giri. Tilganga Women’s group also collected a ton of garbage from the Tilganga stretch of the Bagmati river. 

Six tonnes of waste was extracted from Tarkeshower Gumba in Tarkeshower Municipality-10 as the Bishumati Clean-up Campaign entered the 143rd week on Saturday. More than 150 volunteers took part in the event. 

Also on Saturday, around 22 tonnes of waste was managed from the Ring Road area under the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign that entered its 8th week. Around 550 volunteers participated in the clean-up drive, starting from Green City Hospital to the Taleju Petrol Pump in Samakhusi stretch.

Published: 04-06-2017 09:22

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