River cleanup, Ring Road sanitation campaign continues

Published On: April 29, 2017 03:37 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 29: As high as 50 metric tonnes of wastes has been managed after the clean up campaigns in the Ring Road and Kathmandu valley's major rivers conducted on Saturday. 

Activists involved in the campaigns claim that more than 2,250 people took part in the clean up mission. As part of the 207th week of Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign, nearly 12 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from the nearby areas of Thapathali bridge and managed. 
Campaigner Umesh Bohara told RSS that 550 people including security personnel, officials of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee and other organizations participated in the cleanup campaign. 
The campaign started after former secretary of Government of Nepal Dr Krishna Chandra Poudel administered oath to the participants. 

Likewise, two metric tonnes of waste was collected and managed after the cleanup campaign as part of 168th week of the river near Gothatar bridge. 

Similarly, garbage was collected after the cleanup along the Ratopul to Setopul area of the Rudramati river. The cleanup campaign move entered the 166th week in Rudramati river. 

Furthermore, 12 metric tonnes of garbage was managed with the participation of 500 people from the Bishnumati sanitation campaign in Tarakeshwor Municipality. Nepal Army personnel participated in the Bishnumati cleanup for the first time today—115th week of the campaign. 

Meanwhile, 22 metric tonnes of waste was managed and collected from the location of Basundhara area as the part of third week of Ring Road sanitation. 

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