Kathmandu Cleanup Drive continues

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
Volunteers took part in the Kathmandu Cleanup Drive and collected 27 tonnes of waste from various river banks and roadsides across the Valley on Saturday

Jan 6, 2019-Residents of Kathmandu, with the coordination from the local governments, collected 27 tonnes of waste from various river banks and roadsides across the Valley on Saturday.

On the 295th week of the start of the Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign, the river bank below the Kupondole-Thapathali bridge was cleaned. A total of seven tonnes of garbage was collected from the riverbank.  

The clean-up campaign was joined by Nepal’s ambassador to China Leelamani Poudyal, Lalitpur Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan, and a number of people’s representatives from the Valley.

The Muktinath Development Bank funded the bamboo baskets, masks and gloves for Saturday’s cleanup campaign.

Similarly, on the 256th week of the Bagmati River Cleanup Campaign, three tonnes of waste was collected from the river at the Nami Makalbari settlement in Gokarneshwor Municipality-8, said Bagmati Beauty Concerned Forum Chair Uttam Pudasaini.

Also, under the Rudramati River Cleanup Campaign, the Ratopul-Kalopul-Maitidevi area was cleaned with the participation of around 200 volunteers, said Rohit Giri, a participant in the cleanup drive.

Likewise, volunteers cleaned the Loktantrik Tole at Tarakeshwor-20 and gathered two tonnes of waste to mark the 222nd week of the Bishnumati River Cleanup, while one tonne of waste was collected from Tilganga area on the 197th week of the Tilganga Cleanup Campaign.

The cleanup work at the Bagmati River bank at Sundarighat marked its 105th week. More than 100 volunteers participated in the drive and collected one tonne of garbage, said coordinator of the Sundarighat cleaning Chitra Sunuwar.

Likewise, river banks of Manohara river were cleaned under the Manohara bridge on the 95the week of the Manohara Cleaning Campaign. Volunteers collected one tonne of waste from the site, a volunteer Chandra Prasad Dangal said.

On the 91st week of the Ring Road Cleaning Campaign on Saturday, volunteers cleaned the roadsides from Samakhusi Chowk to Green City Hospital and removed 10 tonnes of garbage, campaign coordinator Lok Bahadur Tandon said.

The Aloknagar area was also cleaned to mark the 91st week of the Aloknagar Cleaning Campaign and one tonne waste was collected, campaign coordinator Pramila Poudel said.

Campaign to clean rivers and areas along the Ring Road in Kathmandu Valley started on May 19, 2013. The government declared 2075 BS as the sanitation year but has failed to take any initiatives so far.

Published: 06-01-2019 08:03

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