KATHMANDU, June 7: Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balendra Shah has said that the people of Kathmandu will not have to suffer due to the accumulation of garbage on the streets of the city.
He said, “Now the garbage will be collected. This is undoubtedly good news for everyone. We apologize for the inconvenience. At the same time, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for patiently enduring the pain and inconvenience caused by the garbage, whether inside the room or at home or on the streetS.”
Taking to the social media Facebook, Mayor Shah also said that the collection of garbage is not the solution. He also mentioned that he wants long-term waste management.
He also said that biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste that have not been segregated will be returned by the metropolis. "It may be difficult to dispose of the accumulated waste now, but we believe that you will now fulfill your duty of waste management by placing biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste in at least two separate containers."
An agreement was reached between the representatives of the Ministry of Urban Development, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Kakani Rural Municipality of Nuwakot and Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading to dispose of the Valley’s garbage at Banchare Danda from today.
However, the locals of Banchare Danda obstructed the dumping of garbage at the landfill site.