Kathmandu: The high Power Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee has prepared the responsibility of cleaning rivers to the concerned wards in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
Mr.Mala Kharel, a member of the governing board of the committee, is preparing to give the responsibility to the concerned wards from January 25. The ‘Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign‘ enters the 350th week.
Kharel said that the Ward No 11 will give the responsibility of cleaning up the Bagmati River. Around 1,000 metre stretch of the river from Rudramati Dobhan at Babarmahal to Gushingal, Tripureshwor falls in Ward No 11. This place also includes the squatters’ settlement at Thapathali. Chairman of KMC Ward 11, Mr.Hiralal Tandukar said cleaning the Bagmati River near the squatters’ settlement at Thapathali was challenging. He informed about this problem to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the problem will be resolved as the PM has also shown interest in keeping the river clean by managing the settlement.
Meanwhile, after entering 349th week -Bagmati Clean-up Campaign, four metric tons of waste was removed from the Bagmati River in Tripureshwar area. In this campaign, more than 350 ‘Clean Bagmati’ campaigners from 18 different organizations participated. Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel also joined hands for this purpose.
Likewise, the Bagmati River was cleaned from Guheshwari as part of the 311th week that the Bagmati River was cleaned under the Gothatar bridge. Fifty volunteers cleaned the Bagmati at this place. Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign was launched from 19 May 2013. The campaign was also launched to clean the tributaries of the Bagmati and the Ring Road area.