New landfill site at Bancharedanda to come into operation next month
Kathmandu, May 8
The Ministry of Urban Development and Kathmandu Metropolitan City have expedited their efforts to finish the development of a sanitary landfill website at Bancharedanda on the border of Nuwakot and Dhading districts by the top of this fiscal.
The authorities mentioned the under-construction landfill website could possibly be introduced into operation inside June for sustainable administration of waste produced in Kathmandu valley after MoUD Secretary Madhusudan Adhikari and KMC Chief Administrative Officer Ek Narayan Aryal carried out an onsite inspection of the mission to take inventory of the progress yesterday.
Secretary Adhikari mentioned the federal government would begin disposing of waste at Bancharedanda-based landfill website with impact from June and the development was underway to satisfy the goal. “We have instructed the contractor at hand over the brand new landfill website throughout the stipulated time,” he mentioned.
CAO Aryal mentioned the federal government had accorded excessive precedence to waste administration at Bancharedanda-based landfill website and closure and post-closure upkeep of Sisdole landfill website in Nuwakot. After the brand new landfill website comes into operation, the federal government will shut down the outdated landfill website.
Once the landfill is closed, the authorities are liable for monitoring and upkeep of the landfill cap, decomposition gasoline management system, storm water administration system, water high quality system and leachate administration system.
Contract for the development of the brand new landfill website was awarded to Lumbini-Koshi and Neupane JV to finish building work inside one yr (May 5, 2019), however in useless. The contract value was estimated at Rs 346.Eight million. The contractor failed to finish building work even throughout the revised work schedule of seven January 2020.
The under-construction mission spreads over 1,792 ropani land acquired by the federal government. The authorities had began disposing of waste produced from valley at Sisdole since 5 June 2005.
After the holding capability of Sisdole landfill website reached saturation level, the federal government managed the valley-produced waste at Aletar of the identical district.
After Aletar landfill website reached its full capability, the authorities expanded the capability of Sisdole landfill website. According to KMC, it’s extremely essential to hold out systematic improvement of the landfill website to deal with the issue of waste administration plaguing the valley for many years.
The valley produces a median of 1,045 metric tonne rubbish each day. Kathmandu alone produces each day waste of 516 metric tonnes. Waste generated in 18 municipalities of the valley besides Bhaktapur are disposed of in Sisdole landfill website.
If Bancharedanda-based landfill website shouldn’t be accomplished throughout the stipulated time, the valley won’t discover a place to get rid of its waste. The under-construction landfill website is predicted to carry waste for not less than 20 years after its completion.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on May 9, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.
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