KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Cycle City 2020’, a youth network working for the promotion and advocacy of bicycle and bicycle friendly infrastructures, handed over a bicycle to Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai on the occasion of World Environment Day on Tuesday.
The bicycle named Jomson Bike was bought from the fund collected from the participant cyclists of Mega Cycle Rally conducted on April 6, 2012 in association with Clean Energy Network Nepal, Nepal Unites, World Cyclist's Foundation, Come On Youth Stand Up, Step for Miles, Rotaract Club and Resources Himalaya.
The Jomsom Bike was assembled in Nepal by the Chain Bikes. The organisers hoped that Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai, who took up Nepal-assembled Mustang jeep for his official use, will use their gift as well.
The network said that the purpose of handing over the bicycle was to request the prime minister and all the stakeholders concerned to work for the betterment and safety of roads and make bicycle friendly planning which includes dedicated cycle lanes in Kathmandu, consideration of tax in bicycle and related accessories, programs to encourage bicycle use and cycle safety and inclusion of cycle in National Transport Policy.
With the theme “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, the World Environment Day is being marked across the globe today.
Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai had attended the function organised by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology at the Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.