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April 9, 2024

Army plans to collect 10 tonnes trash from the Everest region

Kathmandu: The Nepali Army is to collect waste from Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, and Mt Nuptse under the Clean Himalaya Campaign-2024 this year. The Army plans to collect 10 tonnes of waste and as many as five dead bodies from the mountains, the Army informed the media through a news conference on Sunday.

It said trained army personnel will collect trash from the Base Camp up to the Fourth Camp on Mt Everest.

Director of the Clean Himalaya Campaign, Brigadier General Sanjaya Deuja said that 12 trained army persons will be mobilized for this campaign. Of them, 10 will mobilize above the Base Camp while two will coordinate remaining in Namche.

Similarly, 18 Sherpas will be mobilized for facilitating in the waste collection, it is stated. The leader of the Campaign, Major Aditya Karki said the waste would be collected up to a height of 8,000 metres on Mt Everest.

The waste collection drive will commence on April 11 and will run for 50 days. The campaign will conclude on June 5, 2024, on the day of the World Environment Day (rss).

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