Waste at Teku transfer station to be managed in two days

Published On: September 1, 2022 12:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The work of final disposal of the entire waste dumped at the Teku station for the last four months will be over in two days, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) said.

The solid waste collected from the Kathmandu Valley has been temporarily managed at Teku for the last four months after the locals of Sisdol and Banchare Danda obstructed transporting the waste to the landfill sites there. They caused obstruction in the waste management, saying the work of repairing the local roads was not carried out in time and their demands such as providing health facilities, education and employment to the locals were not met in line with the agreement the KMC had signed with them in the past.

The locals created obstruction in waste management, sometimes vandalizing the trucks carrying the waste and sometimes by blocking the road.  

The waste that had been piling up on the roadside and streets in the Valley started to be collected and carried to the landfill sites at Sisdol and Banchare Danda after a four-point agreement was reached in the third week of this month with the locals. 

KMC Environment Department Chief Sarita Rai said, "The final management of the waste dumped at the transfer station at Teku would be done in the next two days." 

The waste at Teku transfer station has not been managed since April 25.



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