Kathmandu, November 24
Kathmandu Metropolitan City today launched a city clean-up campaign.
Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya and Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi jointly inaugurated the clean-up campaign at Ratnapark this morning.
Speaking at the programme, Mayor Shakya promised that they would soon make KMC a ‘mask-free city’. Many organisations and stakeholders have agreed to extend support and we are now confident that we will soon achieve the goal,” he added.
Officials of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Department of Roads, Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Traffic Police, among others, also attended the programme.
Apart from the road cleaning programme, KMC has devised a plan to maintain greenery in the city, manage utility wires and water supply pipes, and open blocked drains. The campaign will also focus on road safety measures like maintaining road markings, managing dividers on the roads, and filling potholes.
Newly bought broomers and jet machines were used during the clean-up campaign that started from Santibatika and ended at Sinamangal.
A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.