Kathmandu, 15 March, 2015 :Â Â Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Prakashman Singh has directed the officials at the Ministry and concerned office-bearers of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for immediate management of waste in the town.
DPM Singh issued this directive at the Ministry today. DPM Singh’s assistant, UP Lamichhane, said that DPM Singh called the concerned officials including executive chiefs of the KMC and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City and asked them to make arrangement for garbage collection piled in the valley for some days.
Garbage in the valley has not been collected for some days after the locals in Sisdol, Nuwakot, torched the vehicles belonging to KMC on Friday.
The irate locals torched the vehicle of KMC after a child who was hit by a vehicle (Ba 1 Kha 9726) private entrepreneur, carrying waste, died.
Environment Department Chief of the KMC Rabin Man Shrestha said, “We have asked the equipments with Department of Roads to collect garbage. We will start collecting it soon after getting the equipments.”
Chief at the Department of Garbage Management, Gyanendra Karki, said that additional problem was surfaced after 10 employees’ organisations involved in garbage management of the KMC are against the garbage collection until their security was guaranteed.
A total of 550 tonnes of garbage is piled in Kathmandu and 250 tonnes in Lalitpur daily.
Source : RSS