Print Edition - 2018-02-18 | News
31 tonne waste picked in Valley clean-up drive
Feb 18, 2018-At least 31 metric tons of solid waste was extracted on Saturday as part of Kathmandu Valley clean-up campaigns.Nine tonne garbage was collected from the Ram Temple area in Pashupati as part of the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign that marked the 249th week.
The campaign saw participation of more than 350 people from various walks of life including Narendra Raj Basnet, executive chairman of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, and personnel from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force. One metric ton waste was collected from under the bridge in Gothatar under the Guheshwari Bagmati Clean-up Campaign that made it to the 210th week. One metric ton of solid waste was extracted from Gaushala-Ratopul-Ganeshwor-Kamalpokhari as part of the Rudramati Clean-up Campaign that marked the 205th week on Saturday.
Two tonnes of garbage were collected from Tarakeshwor and Tokha Municipality areas under the Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign that has seen 176 weeks. Fifteen tonnes of waste were picked up from the stretch between Dhumbarahi Chowk and Chhappal Karkhana as part of Ring Road Clean-up Campaign that made it to the 45th week on the day. The drive saw participation of more than 500 people from various walks of life including Minister for Population and Environment Lal Babu Pandit. Addressing the event, Minister Pandit pledged to make Kathmandu Valley a place where people can walk without wearing a mask.
Published: 18-02-2018 09:16