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Marking World Habitat Day 2018 in Nepal

Posted 3 October, 11:48 am

2 October 2018,

W orld Habitat Day is being observed globally on every first Monday of October since 1986. Marking World Habitat Day 2018, UN-Habitat, Nepal jointly with Government of Nepal and more than 20 urban stakeholders celebrated the event with various activities.
World Habitat Day is being observed globally on every first Monday of October since 1986. Marking World Habitat Day 2018, UN-Habitat, Nepal jointly with Government of Nepal and more than 20 urban stakeholders celebrated the event with various activities

CONFERENCE ON “MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE”
Marking World Habitat Day-2018, the conference on Managing Municipal Waste was organized with the joint effort from Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of Nepal and UN-Habitat along with partners from civil society, academia and private sector. Twenty agencies were participating to the programme while the workshop was attended by more than 165 selected participants. Mr. Deependra Nath Sharma, Secretary of MoUD, Mr. Ashok Byanju, Chairman of Municipal Association of Nepal, Mr. Bruno Dercon, Senior Human Settlement Officer from Regional Office of UN-Habitat and Joint Secretary Mr. Shivahari Sharma were the dignitaries participating in this important event.
Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar from UN-habitat
Mr. Chakarwarti Kanth, Seniord Divisional Engineer Mr. Dilip Khand, Mayor, Waling Municipality Mr. Nabin Maharjan, CEO, Blue Waste Pvt. Ltd.
With the objectives to bring the experts together and share knowledge and ideas the main event was designed for presentations and deliberations on managing municipal waste. Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar from UN-Habitat highlighted the importance of waste management and presented national and global situation. Three working papers were presented on the occasion. Mr. Dilip Pratap Khand, Mayor of Waling Municipality overwhelmed the audience with his positive initiatives in the municipality where on one hand 3R principles are being adopted while municipality is playing vital role in establishing sustainable SWM system. Mr. Chakraworti Kantha, Project Director from DUDBC highlighted the gaps and challenges in this sector and called for collective actions. Mr. Nabin Maharjan from private sector presented the win-win situation in his initiative in Kathmandu Valley where value of waste is recognized and harvested. The programme was attended by more than 24 mayors and deputy mayors of municipalities and their officials. Similarly, on this auspicious day, UN-Habitat along with three partners Lumanti, CIUD and SABAH has initiated clean up programme at Bungamati. This cleanup programme is scheduled every Saturday. Bungamati is the heritage settlement that was devastated by the 2015 Earthquake where UN-Habitat and partners are initiating revitalization works with the support of SWITCH Asia Programme of European Union.
Waste collection campaign started in Bungamati on the occaision of World Habitat Day 2018