67 metric tonnes of waste removed

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Sep 17, 2017-

A total of 67 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from major rivers of Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. 

Seven metrics tonnes of solid waste was managed from Bagmati River the Baneshwor Campus areas while cleaning the Bagmati River as the part of the Bagmati River Clean-Up campaign that entered the 227th week today. 

Some 400 campaigners from various organisations, including High Powered Committee for Bagmati Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, security personnel participated in the campaign. Another group of 100 people participated in the clean-up campaign, managing two metric tonnes of solid waste from Bagmati River at Hanumanghat area of Gokarneshwor Municipality, while one metric tonne of garbage was collected from the river at Tilganga area. 

Twelve metric tonnes of dust that piled on roadsides while laying pipes of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project was cleared from Kamalpokhari to Gaushala chowk under the 187th week of Rudramati Clean-up Campaign. 

Similarly, 12 metric tonnes of garbage was managed from Machhapokhari-Balaju road side as part of the 158th week of Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign. More than 500 people volunteered in the campaign. Also on Saturday, 12 metric tonnes of solid waste was collected from Basundhara to Maharajgunj stretch in the town under 23rd week of the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign. 

Similarly, one metric tonne of waste was managed at Minbhawan, while eight metric tonnes of garbage was managed from Khadkulo bridge area under Indrawati River Clean-up Campaign.

Published: 17-09-2017 06:51

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