10 metric tonnes of waste collected from Bagmati River bank

KATHMANDU: Around 10 metric tonnes of solid waste were collected from the bank of Bagmati River at Buddhanagar area on Saturday.

Marking the 158th week of the Bagmati Clean-up Campaign, participants of the campaign managed waste brought by the flooded Bagmati after Friday's rains to its bank.

High-Level Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee Project Chief Rajesh Singh said, 'We could not go into the river to collect waste as water-level in the river has increased following yesterday's rains', he said.

Around 500 people including the employees of Committee, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Nepal Police, Armed police force, and former students of Pokhara-based Gandaki Boarding School had joined the river cleaning campaign.

Former Chief Secretary Leelamani Paudel, who is accredited for the launch of the campaign, was also present in the campaign today.

The 159th week next Saturday will be observed at the same location, informed member of the Committee Mala Kharel.