26 tonne waste picked from road, river areas

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Nov 4, 2018-

Sanitation campaigners collected, and disposed of, a total of 26 tonnes of solid waste from river and road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. Separate clean-up campaigns ran on riverbanks and the Ring Road.

The Bagmati river was cleaned near the Buddhanagar bridge on the 286th week of the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign.

More than 350 people from 23 organisations including the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force collected four tonnes of waste, said committee member Mala Kharel. Actor Karishma Manandhar also joined the drive. The Bagmati Beauty Concerned Forum, which is engaged in cleaning the river right from its source, gathered garbage at the Shiva Chowk area of Kageshwori Manohara municipality-8 and disposed of two metric ton waste, said Forum Chair Uttam Pudasaini. The campaign ran into the 274th week on Saturday. Non-biodegradable waste was managed in coordination with the Kageshwori Manohara municipality.

On the Ring Road, the area around the pedestrian overpass at New Bus Park was cleared. Campaigners have demanded ban on the sale of tobacco products and junk foods wrapped in plastic.

Published: 04-11-2018 07:03

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