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KMC to use broomers to clean dusty roads

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Dust blows as vehicles run along a road in Kathmandu, Nepal February 27, 2017. Picture taken February 27, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Kathmandu, March 31

Executive Officer at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ishwor Raj Poudel, has unveiled his office’s plan to upgrade the Valley’s environment within three months.

Speaking at a programme ‘Kathmandu Metropolitan City Immediate Improvement’ at Rastriya Sabha Griha today, Poudel said the KMC was planning to buy 10 road broomers to clean the Valley’s dusty roads.

“After buying the broomers, I have proposed scheduled cleaning of Kathmandu’s roads. The roads should be cleaned in the morning and evening. Staffers will be deployed in three shifts each day from 7:00am to 10:00pm,” Poudel said.

According to the action plan, Kathmandu Metropolitan City will also begin tree plantation along various river banks within six months.

The KMC has decided to appoint Byakul Maila, writer of national anthem, as development ambassador to speed up development and awareness activities.

The KMC has proposed similar colours on road side buildings, greenery along the dividers and planting couch grass in Tinkune as part of the city’s beautification plan.

Also speaking at the programme, Federal Affairs and Local Development Minister Kamal Thapa suggested local leaders to incorporate the KMC’s action plan in their election manifesto in the upcoming local level elections.

A version of this article appears in print on April 01, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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