45 metric tonnes solid waste collected

Kathmandu, May 5 

A total of 45 metric tonnes of solid waste was managed from rivers and Ring Road areas in Kathmandu valley as part of the weekly clean-up drive today.

Ten metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted and managed from and around the Bagmati River as part of 260th week of the Bagmati Clean-up Campaign and the 163rd week of the cleaning of Tilganga section of the river.

As usual, members of the High-powered Committee for the Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, Nepal Police, Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, Nyano Sparsa, Muktinath Bikas Bank and Reiyukai took part in the cleaning campaign, according to campaigner Mala Kharel.

Likewise, the cleaning of the Bagmati River above Guheswari reached 221st week today. Cleaning activities took place near Kanti Bhairav temple in Gokarneswar Municipality-4. One metric tonne solid waste was managed from the area, campaigner Uttam Pudasaini said.

More than 200 people from various walks of life and civil society organisations took part in the weekly cleaning campaign.

Likewise, the Rudramati River cleaning campaign reached its 215th week, which was observed by organising an programme in Ratopul-Maitidevi area. Campaigner Rohit Giri said one metric tonne solid waste was extracted.

Similarly, the 187th week of the Bishnumati river cleaning campaign witnessed garbage collection in Anandatole area of Tarkeswar Municipality. Five metric tonnes of solid waste was collected today, campaigner Anil Dharel said. Locals affiliated to various social organisations took part in the campaign.

Meanwhile, the Ring Road cleaning campaign reached its 56th week today and the cleaning took place in Tilganga section of the road. More than 250 people joined the initiative and collected 18 metric tonnes of solid waste from the area.

Eight huts illegally constructed by encroaching public land were also dismantled on the occasion, according to campaign coordinator Lok Bahadur Tandon.

The 53rd week of the cleaning of the Aloknagar in KMC-31 saw Matrishakti Cleaning Group carrying out door-to-door awareness campaign, cleaning coordinator Pramila Poudel said.

Similarly, the cleaning of Bafal section of Ring Road reached its 38th week today, under which two metric tonnes of solid waste was collected. The locals actively participated in the campaign.