Tara Air Airlifts Waste from Khumbu region
18th Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, Nov 18 : As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Tara Air has been actively supporting the “Waste Management Campaign” in the Solukhumbu region. The campaign was conducted in collaboration with the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) and a Lukla-based the Himalayan Club, airlines said .
In order to maintain the environmental quality of this region, Tara Air with the help of Himalayan Club and SPCC airlifted approximately 11 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste away from the region, operating nine flights from Lukla airport.
The approximate cost of this sponsored service by the airline is worth over Rs 10,00,000 . The waste products were airlifted to Kathmandu and handed over to the Kathmandu Municipality, which will distribute it to the proper recycling centers, according to Tara Air.
“In the year 2016 we successfully managed a similar waste management campaign airlifting 1 tonnes of waste from the khumbu region,” airline said.
The airlines expressed its confidence that this campaign has helped in creating environmental awareness among the youth, the local entrepreneurs, and the tourists who visit this Himalayan region.
“We hope that other private enterprises will also extend their hands in supporting such environmental campaigns in the future,” airlines said.
TARA Air and its sister airline – Yeti Airlines has been providing continuous service in the remote sectors of Nepal since 1998. It is currently the only airline in Nepal to provide services in remote sectors with scheduled flights throughout the year.