Kathmandu, January 22
Ncell, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, is planting trees along the Koteshwar-Kalanki stretch of Kathmandu’s Ring Road.
The campaign is being done in collaboration with the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation (DoFSC) with the aim to improve the environment.
Under this initiative, Ncell has already begun building the green belt area. As a pilot project, Ncell has already completed the Balkhi-Ekantakuna stretch.
“Ncell’s collaboration with the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation represents a major change in the way organisations can create impact by working together,” said Andy Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Ncell.
“Our partnership with the DoFSC to roll out the 10.2 km greening of Ring Road initiative provides a great example of a public-private partnership,” said Chong.
Chong said that through this initiative, they aimed to do their bit for climate change and help reduce carbon footprint. He said that this could also help raise awareness among Nepalis.
Similarly, Man Bahadur Khadka, Director General of the DoFSC, said it was great news that Ncell had come forward with such an interesting initiative which could be influential in the long run.
Mayor of Lalitpur, Chiri Babu Maharjan also seemed stoked about the project as majority of the stretch fell in Lalitpur district.
“Lalitpur Metropolitan City is ready to extend any support required for successful implementation of the project as it contributes significantly towards our Green and Blue Campaign aimed at greenery development and environment projection,” said Maharjan.
Along with this, Ncell is also implementing a separate project to build a green park at the heart of Kathmandu.