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Tonnes of Garbage is being cleared from Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Activities to collect garbage from Mt Everest area have been accelerated with coordination of Nepal Army.
Clean Mountain Campaign has been launched to remove the garbage piled up in the world’s highest peak area. So far, 2,000 kg of garbage has been brought to Kathmandu from Mt Everest area while 2,000 kg was taken to Okhaldhunga, said Spokesperson of NA, Bigyan Dev Pandey.
The clean-up campaign has been launched in coordination of Ministry of Forest and Environment, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, State government, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality and Nepal Army.
The Clean Mountain Campaign is to organise public awareness in Kathmandu and special programme in Namche of Solukhumbu in coordination among the bodies on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Now, the garbage is being collected at base camp IV of Mt Everest, according to NA. The Campaign would complete the first-phase of clean-up programme of Mt Everest within June 3.
(File Photo: Curtsy Jennifer Grey)

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