Nepal private Domestic sector airlines Tara Air in collaboration with Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) has commenced the waste management program in the Everest region from October 3th monday.
Issuing a press release, Tara Air informed that it has joined hands with SPCC to air lift the garbage from Lukla and hand it over to the Kathmandu Municipality for it’s proper disposal free of cost.
SPCC plans to collect approximately 12 tons of garbage annually for disposal. At present SPCC has collected 2.6 tons of garbage from three VDCs including Chaurikharka, Namche and Khumjung of Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone.
According to the statement, Tara Air in the spring of 2008, in co-operation with the SPCC and The Himalaya Club, Lukla, had air lifted approximately 17 tons of empty beer bottles from Lukla for proper disposal in Kathmandu.
Yeti Airlines also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SPCC on June 29 regarding waste management solutions.
Yeti Airlines Domestic Pvt Ltd, the parent company of Tara Air.