Sisdole locals ink deal with authorities, trash collection resumes today

Garbage collection in Kathmandu which was halted for over a month is set to resume from Tuesday.

According to Sarita Rai, chief of Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s environment department, an agreement has been reached between the Metropolitan City, Ministry of Urban Development, and local representatives from Sisdole and Banchare Danda.

Based on the agreement, the ministry has allocated Rs 425 million to construct five different roads that lead to Banchare Danda, while Rs17 million has been allocated for river embankment, community building and tree plantation in the area within the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23.

The ministry has also announced plans to start the land acquisition drive in the affected area.

Meanwhile, the City has announced a plan to go in process for health insurance services to the residents of the affected area within a week. The beneficiaries of the insurance service will be residents of Dhunibeshi Municipality’s wards 1, 3, 4 and Kakani Rural Municipality’s wards 1, 2 and 3. Further, the city has announced plans to continue the grant for other infrastructure development in those wards.

The City has also announced it’d segregate solid waste, between biodegradable and non-biodegradable, from the source starting on Jun 15.

“The City will be managing solid waste dumped in Sisdole using the post-closure method,” said Rai.

Based on the agreement, the newly elected representatives of Dhunibeshi Municipality and Kakani Rural Municipality will facilitate garbage disposal in Banchare Danda from Tuesday.

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