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Banchare Danda locals call off protest

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Banchare Danda locals call off protest

Locals of Banchare Danda, who had been creating obstructions at the landfill site by stopping tippers carrying garbage from the Kathmandu Valley, have decided to withdraw their protest for now

Locals of Banchare Danda, who had been creating obstructions at the landfill site by stopping tippers carrying garbage from the Kathmandu Valley, have decided to withdraw their protest for now.

The locals said that they would take the next step by observing the three-month time asked by the government.

The Banchare Danda Waste Landfill Site Affected Area Management Concern Committee said that it has decided to put off the protest for now after the government asked for three-month time to prepare a report on the impact of the garbage in the affected area and the measures to solve the problems.

Committee Coordinator Shree Ram Dhungana said that they have announced to halt the protest after the Urban Development Ministry on Sunday decided to form a Technical Consultation Committee and move ahead as per the report prepared by the team.

He said that the entire Sisdol Waste Management Struggle Committees would help the technical team for three months.

Dhungana made it clear that they would announce the second phase of protest programs by observing the works and role of Kathmandu Metropolitan City.