Sisdole locals block dumping of garbage

Valley garbage collection to be hit

Kathmandu, January 26:

Locals of Sisdole village today stopped the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) from dumping garbage at the Sisdole landfill site. A landfill site at Sisdole was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 30 million by the government to dump garbage collected from the capital city. It is for the third time in less than one-and-a-half years that locals have blocked dumping of garbage in the government’s landfill site. Owing to this, the collection of garbage in the Valley is likely to be affected for many days.

“The locals again refused to let the garbage carrying vehicles to enter the dumping site today. That means, we will not be able to collect garbage from the capital streets form some days,” said Rabin Man Shrestha, the chief of Environment Section of the KMC.

He said that the locals again have demanded dissolution of the old committee and formation of a new committee.

The government had constructed the landfill site with the cooperation of Japan. Initially, the government had spent Rs 20 million and more than Rs 12 million is being spent to improve the area as per the agreement.