17 metric tonnes garbage collected

Kathmandu, August 25

A total of 17 metric tonnes of waste was collected from different river banks and Ring Road areas as part of the valley-wide clean-up campaign.

Seven metric tonnes of garbage was collected from the Bagmati River in Tilganga Hospital area to mark 276th week of the Bagmati clean-up campaign. More than 450 volunteers from the Nepali Army, Nepal Police and employees from the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, and Kathmandu Metropolitan City participated in cleaning activities.

Even some organizations promoting civic education and responsibility among the teenagers and youths participated in cleaning campaign.

Similarly, Bagmati Beauty Concern Forum, Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati, Pudashaini Friendship Society, Makalbari Locality Reform Committee, and Tilganga Women Group also participated in the clean-up campaign, said campaigner Uttam Pudasaini.

Similarly, more than 150 volunteers cleaned Ratopul, Setopul, Rudranagar, Battisputali and Ram Mandir areas to mark 231st week of Rudramati clean-up campaign. The campaign was led by Rudramati Concern Society. People’s representatives from the area also joined the volunteers in cleaning the areas.

Likewise, one metric tonne waste was collected from Balkumari area along the Manohara River.

Garbage was also collected from other areas such as Swoyambhu, Aloknagar and Sundarighat. A public awareness rally was also held on the occasion.