The Himalayan Times: The government is gearing up to make the capital city cleaner and greener is planning to plant trees on the banks of the Bagmati River from the Teku-Sanepa bridge to Teku Dobhan.
An 11-member committee formed to implement, coordinate and supervise the task has already started the work. The committee is led by Purusottam Tiwari, Deputy Director General at the Department of Environment. Members of various departments and local communities are expected to conclude the tree plantation project by September 5. Measures will also be taken to protect the planted trees.
According to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Kathmandu Metropolitan City has been assigned wit the task of designating tree plantation zones. KMC will do all the needful for the project. The Department of Plant Resources under the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation and Godavari-based Himalaya Parvat Plant Product Nursery will develop site preparation and layout design for the project. The MoSTE informed that curry tree (asare), paulownia, banyan, pipal, rudraksha and dhupi among other trees will be planted along the two and a half-km stretch. Three privately run nurseries in Lalitpur, the Department of Plant Resources and KMC have managed 970 young trees of various species for the project.
The High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation has been given the responsibility of constructing concrete fencing poles.
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