Hanumante River Clean-up campaign to start from March 3

BHAKTAPUR: A clean-up campaign to tidy up Hanumante River is set to take off in Bhaktapur.

A meeting of recently elected provincial and parliamentary members, local level office bearers and other concerned sectors and organisations held in Madhyapur Thimi decided to launch a clean-up campaign in the river from coming March 3.

The meeting — called at the initiative of parliamentary member Mahesh Basnet and  the campaigners of Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign — formed a main committee of Hanumante River Clean-up Campaign under the coordination of Mayor Basu Dev Thapa of Suryabinayak Municipality.

Deputy Mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality Anjana Madhikarmi has been named deputy coordinator of the committee with ward chairpersons of Bhaktapur, Madhyapur Thimi and Suryabinayak municipalities as committee members.

The campaign will start from coming Saturday from the bridge connecting Kaushaltar of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and Balkot of Suryabinayak Municipality, informed parliamentary member Basnet.