KMC begins tree plantation campaign

Kathmandu, November 9

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has begun tree plantation campaign to promote greenery in the city. Tree plantation campaign is one of the four working areas prioritised by the metropolitan city recently.

Other working areas prioritised by KMC are road repair, building code implementation and garbage management.

According to joint spokesperson at KMC Nama Raj Dhakal, tree plantation campaign has begun in Ratnapark, Jamal, New Road and Sundhara areas. “We have begun planting trees on both sides of the roads, in open spaces and traffic islands to promote greenery in the city,” he said, adding, “The campaign will soon be expanded to other areas of the city.”

Dhakal said KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya was also actively participating in the tree plantation campaign.

KMC has already begun work on fixing pits and potholes on roads.   It said it would also conduct regular inspections at construction sites to ensure that the building code is complied with.  KMC is also making efforts to construct a permanent landfill site and remove obstructions posed by the locals in waste disposal at the Okharpauwa landfill site. The Okharpauwa landfill site was constructed as a temporary solution to waste management in Kathmandu Valley.

KMC said it had prioritised four working areas to deliver quick results. Dhakal claimed that pits and potholes on Kathmandu roads would be fixed within this month, while work on other priority areas would also be expedited. KMC has allocated Rs 250 million for road repair.

Apart from these four priority areas, KMC has also begun the process of constructing its new office building.  It made public the proposed design of its new building this week. As per the design, the proposed front face of the building will retain the architecture of the historic Bag Durbar.