Solid Waste Management

Jun 152013

Jun 05 2012, Ekantipur


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


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 »