Bagmati Clean-up Campaign enters into 5th year

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The Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign has completed its fourth year Friday.

On the occasion, the Mega Campaign organized a cleaning program at Nandikeshar garden at Narayanchour of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-1.

A total of 600 people including local communities, community police service center, 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 joined the program Friday.

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 and teachers, among others. The Mega Campaign has completed 210th weeks.

The Mega Campaign has been moving ahead continuously despite earthquake, border blockade, and festivals.

A total of 730,000 volunteers so far have participated in the river clean-up programs in Kathmandu valley.

The Campaign has collected 8,300 metric tonnes of waste from the river and managed it. RSS

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