Bagmati Clean-up Campaign continues in 159th week

KATHMANDU: At least 10 metric tonnes of wastes have been taken out from the Bagmati River and its banks in Buddhanagar area today in the 159th week of Bagmati Clean-up Campaign.

The campaign was attended by 800 people from 34 organisations including High-Powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Uprety Society, Nepal Film Technical Association and Nepal Advertisement Association.

Among the participants in the clean-up campaign today were former Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, former Secretary Kishor Thapa, former Chief Election Commissioner Neelakantha Uprety, Ram Prasad Uprety from Uprety Society, former Deputy Inspector General of Police Bimala Thapa, and artist Jeetu Nepal.

The Bagmati clean-up drive had started in Kathmandu on May 18, 2013 in order to preserve the river and the civilisation associated with it.