Nepal | September 30, 2020

36 metric tonnes of solid waste collected under Kathmandu clean-up campaign

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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Bagmati clean-up campaign

Nepali Army personnel and volunteers participating in the Bagmati clean-up campaign, in Kathmandu, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: At least 36 metric tonnes of solid waste has been collected as part of Kathmandu Valley Clean-up Campaign today.

Around 16 metric tonnes of garbage was picked up from Shankhamul area under the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign that celebrated its 250th week today.

The event saw participation of more than 1,000 people from different walks of life, including Minister for Population and Environment Lal Babu Pandit.

Addressing the event, Minister Pandit pledged to make the capital city a place where people can walk without wearing anti-pollution masks in one year.

Likewise, one metric ton of waste was collected from Gothatar Bridge as part of the Above-Guheshwari Bagmati Clean-up Campaign that made it to the 211th week today.

Another 15 metric tons of garbage was extracted from Chappal Karkhana Chok to Maharajgunj Chok under the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign that reached its 46th week.

The event saw participation of more than 500 people from all walks of life including Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Tham Maya Thapa. Addressing the event, Minister Thapa said the government would provide support for the campaign.

Likewise, four metric tons of waste was collected from Sano Bharyang in Swayambhu under the Bafal Section Clean-up Campaign that reached its 28th week.

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