Japans $84,688 for waste management

KATHMANDU : The Embassy of Japan has decided to extend a grant of $84,688 to the Nepal Pollution Control and Environment Management Centre for the implementation of Community Based Waste Management project in the Kathmandu Valley.

A contract was signed between Tasuo Mizuno, Ambassador of Japan and Tika Ram Dahal, executive Director of the Nepal Pollution Control and Environment Management Centre, at a programme organised at the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu today.

The grant is supposed to be utilised for the procurement of 20 compost plants, a tipper truck for waste collection, a tempo for collection of plastics, a set of machines to recycle papers and to conduct awareness programme.

"It will directly benefit locals in Ichangnarayan and Sitapaila VDCs, where they have no services for solid waste collection even after the increase in population by five times over the past five years due to rapid urbanisation in the area", informed Japanese embassy during the programme.