Mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Bidya Sundar Shakya has said that the piles of garbage standing at the roadside in the city will be picked from tomorrow.
“Garbage has been collected from the city every day but it has not been picked up in the amount it should be usually. However, tomorrow onwards, all the piles of garbage will be picked and taken to the dumping site,” mayor Shakya said, trying to dismiss the fact that it has been almost a month since garbage collection has been halted in the city and stinking piles are littered around on the city corner.
With a view to settling problems related to garbage in Kathmandu, a meeting was held, coordinated by mayor Shakya with Kathmandu district Chief District Officer, director-general of Department of Road and the senior superintendent of police on Tuesday.
Following the decision of the meeting, mayor Shakya informed that the garbage being piled on Kathmandu road will be picked up from tomorrow morning.
The meeting also decided that the Department of Road will construct the road to Banchare Danda, a new dumping site, while the KMC will bear the cost of construction. Mayor Shakya said construction work has already been initiated. However, for the time being, the garbage will be taken to Sisdol, the dumping site being used for the last 16 years.
Source : TRN,