Kathmandu resumes waste disposal after a week

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Kathmandu, April 2

Locals of Sisdole in the neighbouring Nuwakot district who were obstructing the waste disposal at a landfill site there have agreed to end the obstruction.

Almost all solid waste collected in the Kathmandu valley goes to the landfill. Owing to the obstruction, the garbage was stinking in every nook and cranny of the valley since March 26.

However, the Kathmandu metropolitan city and the representatives of the agitators held a meeting in Kathmandu today, during which the protestors agreed to end the obstruction, informs the KMC Environment Department Chief Hari Kumar Shrestha.

The locals had launched the protest demanding the local governments disposing of their waste there provide support to recruit additional teachers at local schools. During the talks today, the Kathmandu metropolitan city agreed to provide an amount for 51 teachers until the federal government recruits more teachers.

Meanwhile, the city government also committed to constructing infrastructures for a 15-bed hospital in the area. But, as it will not happen soon, the two sides agreed to ensure locals’ access to health facilities through alternative means.

As per the agreement, the Kakani rural municipality of Nuwakot and the Dhunibesh municipality of Dhading will get Rs 30 million each for various development projects next year.

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