Over 40 metric ton garbage extracted from Valley rivers

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jun 11, 2017-

Around 45 metric ton of solid waste was collected from various rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

Around 15 metric ton of garbage was extracted from the Bagmati river as part of the Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign which entered its 213th week on Saturday, according to Umesh Bohora, a campaigner. 

More than 400 people participated in the campaign on Saturday to manage garbage from Bagmati river from Tripureshwor to Naya Pul area. 

The clean-up drive, being carried out under the coordination of the High Powered Committee for the Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, on Saturday saw the participation of security personnel, club representatives, government officials and members of the public. 

Similarly, around 100 volunteers representing Pudasaini Maitri Samaj and Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati campaign extracted two metric ton of solid waste from the Guheshwori stretch of the Bagmati river, said Uttam Pudasaini. 

The clean-up drive launched by Pudasaini Maitri Samaj entered its 174th week on Saturday. 

Likewise, the Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign, which is into its 144th week, managed seven metric ton of garbage in and around the Tarakeshwor stupa in Tarakeshwor Municipality-10. 

Meanwhile, one metric ton of waste was extracted by the Til Ganga Women Group from the Til Ganga stretch of the Bagmati river. Around 68 volunteers took part in the event. 

Campaigners also cleaned up the ring road area in and around Samakhusi Chowk and managed 20 metric ton of waste. The Ring Road Clean-up Campaign entered its ninth week on Saturday. More than 250 locals as well as hotel entrepreneurs took part in the clean-up drive.

Published: 11-06-2017 07:45

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