Jul 142013
 

12 July 2012, Ekantipur

KATHMANDU, JUL 12 –

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City is intensifying its campaign against haphazard waste management in hospitals and hotels from the new fiscal year. The metropolis authority has drafted a regulation with mechanisms to examine the waste management practices adopted by hospitals and hotels.

The mechanisms will focus on issues like waste segregation, storage, maintaining records of produced wastes, reuse of the degradable wastes, use of international signs and expert staffs to manage trashes and develop a system to produce compost fertiliser from wastes. “We have already designed the inspection process. Once the council approves the mechanisms, we will intensify our campaign,” said Rabindra Man Shrestha of KMC ’s Environment Division. “Our main focus would be the hospitals as these are the places that require adequate sanitation,” said Shrestha. According to the KMC , hotels have been found more responsible as they only produce organic wastes.

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Jun 152013
 

Jun 05 2012, Ekantipur

KATHMANDU, JUN 05 –

Pokhara added another feather in its cap as the lake city has been declared Nepal’s ‘cleanest town’. The city made it to the top for meeting waste management, greenery, drinking water and road criteria.

A programme was organised on Tuesday to confer the title of cleanest town on Pokhara. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and the Solid Waste Management Technical Centre (SWMTC) awarded the Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City at a function on the eve of World Environment Day. Continue reading »

May 162013
 

15 May 2013, Republica

NIRJANA SHARMA

KATHMANDU, May 15:Locals obstructing waste disposal at Okharpauwa and Sisdol dumping sites had become a thing of the past. But the old “enmity” between Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the locals seems to have resurfaced with the announcement by the latter of a fresh halt to disposal activity.

Locals of Jeetpurphedi and Goldhunga near the Pasang Lhamu Highway on the way to Okharpauwa garbage dumping site have threatened to stop garbage trucks if their demands remain unaddressed by May 30.

If the garbage disposal is halted, more than 300 tons of solid waste a day can accumulate into heaps on capital city roads. Of the total of 450 tons of trash produced in KMC alone, the metropolis is able to collect 300 tons. The private sector collects around 100 tons. Some 80 garbage trucks reach the dumping site through the same route every day. Continue reading »

Apr 172013
 

TUESDAY, 16 APRIL 2013 09:22 नागरिक

काठमाडौं, वैशाख ३ (नागरिक)- काठमाडौं महानगरपालिकाभित्र असार १ देखि प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोग गर्न नपाइने भएको छ। प्लास्टिक झोलाको कारण वातावरण संरक्षण तथा फोहोरमैला व्यवस्थापनमा बाधा पुगेको भन्दै महानगरले प्लास्टिक झोला प्रतिबन्ध लगाउने भएको हो।

असार १ देखि प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोगमा नल्याउन महानगरपालिकाले सर्वसाधारणलाई सूचना जारी गरिसकेको छ। यो नियम कडाइसाथ लागू गरिने महानगरपालिकाका कार्यकारी अधिकृत केदारबहादुर अधिकारीले बताए। ‘पहिले प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोग नगर्न सचेत गराइएको थियो, यसपालि त्यस्ता झोला प्रयोगमा प्रतिबन्ध लगाइनेछ,’ अधिकारीले भने। Continue reading »

Apr 172013
 

WEDNESDAY, 17 APRIL 2013 11:02 सम्पादकीय

काठमाडौं महानगरपालिकाले प्लाष्टिक प्रयोगमा असारदेखि प्रतिबन्ध लगाउने एकदमै आवश्यक निर्णय गरेको छ। धेरै पहिले गर्नुपर्ने निर्णय धेरै पछि गरिए पनि यसलाई सबैले सहयोग र समर्थन गर्नैपर्छ। मानव तथा अन्य प्राणीमात्र हैन, पृथ्वीलाई समेत दूषित र रोगी बनाउन सक्ने हैसियतको प्लाष्टिक प्रयोगविरुद्ध भएको यो निर्णयले वातावरण संरक्षणमा दूरगामी प्रभाव पार्ने निश्चित छ। त्यसैले महानगरको यो निर्णयलाई अन्य धेरै निर्णयजस्तो कागजीरूपमै सीमित नराख्न महानगरबासी त लाग्नैपर्छ, सँगै गैरमहानगरबासी तथा सरकारी निकाय, उपभोक्ता, उद्योगी, व्यापारी, वातावरणप्रति सचेत व्यक्ति सबैले दिलोज्यानले सघाउनुपर्छ। Continue reading »

Apr 092013
 

15584KATHMANDU, April 8: At a time when people are anxious about the consistent rise in the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), the idea of generating biogas from kitchen waste sounds exciting.

Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), a government agency tasked with promoting new sources of energy, has claimed that production of electricity from municipal wastes would soon become a reality. Continue reading »