Authorities fail to manage litter picked up from rivers

  • Trash heaps crop up at major thoroughfares of city
- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Sep 10, 2017-

Solid waste extracted from Kathmandu Valley rivers and ring road area under the ongoing clean-up campaigns has been dumped on the roadside and riverbanks, thanks to the failure of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City to manage garbage for the past one week.

Locals near the Sisdol landfill site in Okharpauwa, Nuwakot have barred disposal of garbage from the Valley, saying that their demands are yet to be addressed. As a result ,nauseating trash heaps have emerged at various places of the Valley.

On Saturday, at least 25 metric ton of solid waste was collected from various areas in the Valley as part of the clean-up campaigns.

Five metric ton of waste was collected from the Sinamangal bridge area while campaigners marked the 226th week of the Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign.

Security personnel, government officials and people from various walks of life participated in the campaign.

Meanwhile, a campaign to clean Pashupatinath Temple area has been launched at the initiative of Pradeep Dhakal, the newly appointed member secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust.

Published: 10-09-2017 07:51

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