13 May, Kathmandu: A total of 28 metric tons of garbage was removed from major rivers of Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

Fifteen metric tons of garbage was extracted from Lalitpur area across the Thapathali bridge as part of the 209th week of the Bagmati Clean-Up Mega Campaign.

Campaigner Umesh Bohara told RSS that some 300 volunteers including from Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Lalitpur Metropolis, Muktinath Development Bank, Gayatri Pariwar, Sisnupani Nepal joined today’s clean-up campaign.

Similarly, one metric ton of garbage was collected from Bagmati River Clean-Up Campaign at Guheshwori area. The Rudramati River clean-up campaign was conducted in and around Gothatar bridge today.

A public awareness programme was organised as part of the 140th week of Bishnumati River Clean-Up campaign and the ring road clean-up campaign too continued, said campaigner Bijendra Lama.

Likewise, 12 metric tons of waste was removed from the north-east side of Basundhara chowk as per the Ring Road Clean-Up Campaign. RSS