Pokhara Metropolitan City to dispose of garbage at Lameahal site for 18 months

Published On: August 11, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KASKI, Aug 11: The waste management issues that had arisen in Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) over the past two weeks were resolved starting Thursday, following a consensus reached between the metropolitan city and a struggle committee.

The locals of Lameahal from Pokhara Metropolitan City-32 had formed a struggle committee protesting against the PMC’s move to manage the city’s waste at a temporary landfill site in the Lameahal area.

The garbage from the city was piled up after the locals at Lameahal obstructed the waste disposal stating that the landfill site was stinking, infrastructures were not developed as per the agreement and the roads there were left muddy.    

The PMC said that the local residents, struggle committee and metropolitan city have reached an agreement to dispose of the city’s waste at Lameahal landfill site for 18 months.

As agreed, the garbage-carrying vehicles should reach the site between 6 AM to 4 PM and should immediately cover the waste with soil. 

Likewise, the metropolitan city will execute some infrastructure development projects.

Similarly, the citizens affected by the temporary landfill site will get life insurance coverage and insecticides will be sprayed at the waste management site.

Mayor Dhan Raj Acharya said that the locals would be given the first priority based on their skills for employment opportunities and the local schools would be provided with assistance materials as well.


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