KATHMANDU, Mar 31: Twenty-seven metric tons of solid waste was collected and managed from various rivers and the ring road in Kathmandu valley, as part of the weekly cleaning drive today.
The Bagmati Mega Cleaning Campaign reached its 255th week today, and 10 metric tons of waste was managed from the river banks in the Kupandole area. Around 750 volunteers including members of the High-powered Bagmati civilization integrated development committee, Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and other social organisations took part in the cleaning initiative.
Many cooperatives institutions also joined the act today, marking the cooperatives day.
The Bagmati clean-up campaign that began four years ago has led to other similar initiatives in 45 major cities and hubs of the country, including the major rivers and the ring road in the capital.
Likewise, the cleaning of the same river above Guheswari reached 215th week today. One metric ton of solid waste was collected after cleaning the river area below Hanuman bakita in ward no. 5 of Gokarneswar municipality. Along with the clean-up, the garden along the river bank was also weeded today, according to Chair of Pudasaini Matri Samaj Uttam Pudasaini.
The 210th week of cleaning of the Rudramati river saw an awareness-oriented cleaning initiative in the premises of the Gorakhnath temple in Sano Gaucharan. The initiative began from Ratopul and reached the temple premises via Gyaneswar.
Likewise, two metric tons of garbage were collected from Bhandareshwor Temple premises at Shifal. Another, one metric ton of solid waste was picked up from Minbhavan area under the Aloknagar Clean-up Campaign that made it to the 51st week.
Approximately, eight metric tons of garbage were extracted from Chabahil Chowk to Rudramati river as part of the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign that reached the 51st week. Five metric tons of waste were collected from Syuchatar bridge to Kalanki Chowk under the Bafal Section of the Ring Road Clean-up Campaign that reached the 33rd week today. RSS