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Tara Airlines agrees to transport garbage from Mt Everest free of cost

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SOLUKHUMBU — Tara Airlines has agreed to transport the garbage gathered from various areas of the Mt Everest including the base camp free of cost.

An agreement has been reached with the airlines to transport 12 tonnes of garbage collected from various areas of the Mt Everest every year from Tenzing Hillary Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport for free, said Lama Kaji Sherpa, vice chairman of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).

The agreement would run for three years.

So far 2,660 kg garbage has been collected from various areas of the highest peak under the initiatives of the SPCC this year.

Meanwhile, out of the collected trash, the biodegradable garbage weighing 1,560 kg was destroyed at Namche and the remaining 1,018 kg non-biodegradable waste would be brought to Kathmandu for recycling, the SPCC said.

Likewise, out of 9660 kilogrammes trash collected by 35 climbers in the course of the ascent of the Mt Everest, 1063 kilogramme degradable waste should be transported to Kathmandu for recycling, it added.

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Khalanga suspension bridge to remain closed for 48 hrs

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DARCHULA—The suspension bridge over Mahakali river linking Nepal and India will remain closed for 48 hours from 5:00 pm today due to elections in Pithoragarh, India.

According to Darchula District Administration Office, the district officer of Pithoragarh informed about the closure of the bridge located in Khalanga along the borders for 48 hours due to elections of the Dharchula Municipality Council in India.

The local level elections in Pithoragarh district of India is taking place on November 18.

Likewise, Chief District Officer of Darchula Khumkant Acharya said that agreement has been made to close the bridge for 48 hours citing security challenges.

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