Kathmandu, June 25:
Growing demands from the locals near the Sisdole landfill site led to breakdown of their talks with the officials of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City today.
"The talk could not continue as the locals raised new demands. We have been trying to provide the locals with whatever they have demanded, just to keep the landfill site functioning to prevent garbage piling up on Kathmandu streets," said Rabin Man Shrestha, the chief of Environment Division at KMC.
He further said the Ministry of Local Development was ready to support the locals as per previous agreements.
"One group agreed to let dumping of garbage there after the government agreed to build a health-post there and then another group emerged with a new demand for a hospital," he added. Another round of talks is expected to take place tomorrow, he said.
Garbage is being piled up on the Kathmandu streets after the locals of Sisdole area obstructed KMC vehicles from dumping waste at the Sisdole landfil site.