Kathmandu, Jan 23: A special ceremony, including a cleaning programme, was organized on Saturday in Kathmandu to mark the 100th week of Rudramati River (aka known as Dhobikhola) Cleaning Campaign.
During today’s cleaning, waste weighting 64 tonnes was collected and managed from various places alongside the River.
At the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare CP Mainali pledged his support and active participation to the Campaign.
“Since my house is also alongside the Dhobikhola riverbank, I commit to take part in its cleaning campaign,” DPM Mainali said.
Similarly, lawmaker Gagan Thapa spoke of the need to formulate a specific policy for cleaning the rivers in the Kathmandu Valley.
Likewise, Secretary at the Minister for Urban Development Dipendranath Sharma shared that the construction of the drainage alongside the River was being undertaken in its eastern side.
He added that a tender has been called for the same for the western side of the River.
On the occasion, European Union ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink also pledged the European Union’s support for this initiative.
Participants had collected trash from various points of the River, including Budhanilakantha, Pahelopul and Nilopul, Ratopul, Setopul among others.