KMC bid to clean up major City areas

Kathmandu, October 28:

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has announced that it would launch a three-day special participatory sanitation campaign in major thoroughfares of the city.

“Piles of garbage are yet to be collected in different parts of the city and we have decided to launch a campaign to clear them all,” said Ganesh Bhattarai, assistant chief executive officer of KMC.

Bhattarai said Balaju, Thamel and Chabahil would be cleaned on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively in between 11 am and 3 pm. “We have requested local clubs, civil society, leaders of the political parties, social and local organisations and individuals to support the campaign,” he said adding that the KMC has expected the involvement of over 1,000 people in each area during the campaign.

Chief Executive Officer of KMC Dinesh Thapaliya said all the resources would be centralised in these areas during the campaign. “We decided to launch the campaign after visiting the areas. It is necessary to keep the city clean with the help of the locals and we have also expected that such a campaign will make people responsible,” he said. “It will be an intensive drive to keep the city clean.”

Bhattarai said such a campaign would be continued in other parts of the city after assessing the feedback of the three-day campaign. Officials at the Environment Department of KMC had also monitored sanitation situation in different parts of the city.

Thapaliya said the KMC has developed a mechanism to clean the garbage as soon as people inform about it. “We have deployed one sanitation supervisor each at all the 35 wards of the metropolis for quick response to the people’s sanitary problems,” he added.