Bagmati Clean-up Campaign into 5th year
Friday 19th of May
Kathmandu, May 19: The Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign has completed its fourth year today.
On the occasion, the Mega Campaign organised a cleaning programme at Nandikeshar garden at Narayanchour of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-1.
A total of 600 people including local communities, community police service centre, newly elected chairperson of KMC ward no 1, Bharat Lal Shrestha, ward members, security personnel, and campaigners of Bagmati, Rudramati and Bishnumati River Clean-up Campaign had joined the programme today.
The Mega Campaign, launched from 13 May 2013, was begun at the coordination of the then Chief Secretary, Leela Mani Poudyal, with the participation of Urban Development Ministry, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization, security personnel, teachers, among others. The Mega-Campaign has completed 210th weeks.
The Mega-Campaign has been moving ahead continuously despite the earthquake, the border blockade, and festivals.
A total of 730 thousand volunteers so far have participated in the river clean-up programmes in Kathmandu valley.
The Campaign has collected 8,300 metric tonnes of waste from the river and managed it. RSS