Kathmandu: The 45 days’ “Cleaning Up Everest Campaign” was formally ended through a declaration made at a press meet held Wednesday in Kathmandu to mark the World Environment Day.
Director General Danduraj Ghimire of Nepal government’s tourism department speaking to the journalists said that the joint efforts made by government as well as non-government and private organizations succeeded in collecting 11000 kgs garbage from the Everest area.
Mr. Ghimire, speaking during the press meet thanked all the stakeholders for their support during the Cleaning up campaign.
He further said that the garbage was collected from Everest by sending 12 Sherpas to camp 1,2,3 and 4.
The disposable garbage was left for the local to manage, while Nepal Army’s helicopters and sky trucks ferried the non- disposable garbage to Kathmandu.
1000 kg non-disposable garbage was handed over to “blue west To Value for disposable,” added Ghimire.
It was also disclosed that the process to identify the 4 dead bodies has been initiated by examining the DNA etc.
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