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Waste At Teku Transfer Station To Be Managed

The work on final disposal of the entire waste dumped at Teku station since last four months will be over in the coming two days, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) said.

The solid waste collected from Kathmandu Valley had been temporarily managed at Teku since last four months after the locals of Sisdol and Bancharedanda obstructed transporting waste to these landfill sites. They caused obstruction in the waste management, citing works on repairing local roads were not carried out in time and their demands as providing health facilities, education and employment to the locals were not met in line with the agreement KMC signed with them in the past.

The locals created obstruction in waste management sometimes vandalizing the trucks carrying waste and sometimes by blocking the road in protest. The waste that had been piling up on the roadside and streets of valley started to be collected and carried to the landfill sites at Sisdol and Bancharedanda after a four-point agreement was reached in the third week of this month with the locals.

KMC Environment Department chief Sarita Rai said, “The final management of the waste dumped at the transfer station at Teku would be done in the next two days.” The waste at Teku transfer station had not been managed since April 25.

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