‘Construction of Banchare Danda landfill site to complete before Dashain’

Published On: September 20, 2020 03:42 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The site can hold Valley’s waste for nearly 50 years

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Minister of State for Urban Development, Rambir Manandhar on Sunday said that the under-construction Banchare Danda landfill site at the Nuwakot-Dhading border region will be completed before the festival of Dashain.

After visiting the site during an inspection, State Minister Manandhar said that the construction work has already witnessed nearly 90 percent progress. He added that waste management at the site will begin in the third week of October.

Kamal Pokhrel, the supervisor of the project, said that works are being carried out on a war footing though it was hampered by the monsoon as well as the lockdown enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Waste from sixteen municipalities of the Valley along with Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolises is dumped at the site.

The federal government allocated a budget of Rs 1.56 billion of which the first phase of construction is being carried out with a budget ceiling of Rs 340 million.

According to State Minister Manandhar, the site can dump the garbage of the valley for 25 years on normal dumping while it can be used for 50 years if a sanitary landfill is built.

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