Army Plans to Collect 10 Tonnes of Trash from Mt Everest

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Army Plans to Collect 10 Tonnes of Trash from Mt Everest

April 8: The Nepalese Army is planning to collect waste from Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse under the Clean Mountain 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 in news conference on Sunday.    
The army said that trained personnel will collect trash from the Base Camp up to Camp Four on Mt Everest.    
Director of the Clean Mountain Campaign, Brigadier General Sanjaya Deuja said that 12 trained army personnel will be mobilized for this campaign. Of them, 10 will be mobilize above the Base Camp while two will coordinate from Namche.    
Similarly, 18 Sherpas will be mobilized for facilitating in the waste collection, the army said. 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 would commence from 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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