KATHMANDU, Sept 10: A total of 18 metric tons of solid waste was extracted in course of the weekly cleaning of the major rivers in Kathmandu valley today.
As part of the 174th week of Bagmati cleaning campaign, six metric tons of solid waste was scooped out from Teku confluence this morning, according to the High-powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee.
Members of the committee, Kathmandu metropolis officials, Nepal army, Nepal police and armed police personnel, members of the Chitamani women's club, Pachalighat and school students joined the cleanliness campaign, according to Director of the Committee Rajesh Prasad Singh.
Also present were former Chief Secretary Lila mani Poudel, who is the founder of the campaign, former secretary Kishore Thapa and other distinguished personalities. As part of the campaign, volunteers also made a door-to-door visit at local people's homes nearby to aware them about the need to manage solid waste on their own and help keep the sacred rivers clean.
The 175th week cleaning of the campaign will take place next Saturday at the Bagmati and Manohara confluence, added Singh.
Likewise, two metric tons of solid waste was managed from the Rudramati river as part of the 133rd week of cleaning up the river at the Gyaneswar-Dillibazaar-Maitedevi-Ratopul area. The river bank was cleaned up, according to Chairperson of the Rudramati Concern Society Basudev Marasini.
Also today, the 109th week of the cleaning of the Bishnumati river took place at around the bridge over Dallu, where four metric tons of solid waste was collected, according to campaigner Sanumaiya Maharjan.
The 69th week of the Nakkhu river cleaning campaign saw the extraction of six metric tons of waste from the river and its banks below the Nakkhu bridge today. RSS