KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Valley Town Development Committee (KVTDC) has issued a notice to District Development Committees (DDCs) to enusre that safety tanks and soak-pits are in place before the construction of new buildings in the Valley. the move is amied at checking the environmental pollution of rivers in the Valley.

The notice was issued to the DDCs of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhakatpur following a decision taken during a meeting which was chaired by vice-chairperson of the Council of Ministers, Kirti Nidhi Bista, on September 30.