The Himalayan Times, 4 Nov 2017
KATHMANDU: At least 58 metric tonnes of solid waste have been managed under clean-up campaigns of different rivers and ring road clean-up campaign in Kathmandu valley on Saturday.
Ten tonnes of garbage were picked up from Bagmati river area near VS Niketan School under the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign that entered the 234th week today.
The participation saw more than 600 people from different walks of life, the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal Army, the Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force, Nepal, said campaigner Narayan Shrestha.
Similarly, two metric tonnes of solid waste were picked up from Hanuman Ghat and Gothatar bridge area as part of Guheshwari Bagmati Clean-up Campaign that made it to the 194th week. More than 100 people took part in the campaign.
Likewise, a total of two metric tonnes of garbage were managed from the area between Kalopool to Ratopool under 191st week of Rudramati Clean-up Campaign where 200 participants including former Additional Inspector General, Bigyan Raj Sharma, had joined hands.
Two metric garbage was collected from Manamaiju area under 162nd week of Bishnumati Clean-up campaign. Two metric tonnes of solid waste were collected from BP Eye Hospital area as part of the Manohara River Clean-up Campaign that reached the 32nd week.
Twenty-five metric tonnes of garbage were picked up from the area between Gonggabu Chowk and Basundhara under the Ring Road Campaign that made it to the 30th week today. More than 300 people from different walks of life participated.
Likewise, one metric ton of solid waste was picked up from Minbhavan area as part of the Minbhavan Aaloknagar Clean-up Campaign that entered the 30th week, said campaigner Pramila Poudel.
Four metric tonnes of garbage was collected from Kalanki to Syuchatar area under the 12th week of Ring Road Clean-Up Campaign where 500 people including State Minister for Industry, Resham Lama and former Secretary Kishor Thapa, among others took part.
Similarly, two metric tonnes of solid waste were picked under Banepa City Clean-Up Campaign that entered the eighth week while eight metric tonnes of waste were managed under 26th week of Sundarighat Clean-Up Campaign of Lalitpur.