Korean Mayors meet Arti Mehra, promise cooperation

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New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) A delegation of 20 Mayors from South Korea today called on Delhi's Mayor Arti Mehra and promised to cooperate and exchange information on functioning of local bodies.

Giving details about the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Ms Mehra said that 96 per cent of the capital's total area was covered by it, with the remaining four percent under New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board.

She said parking of vehicles was the main problem that the capital was facing.

Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra informed the delegation that 7,000 metric tonnes of garbage was being collected daily, and disposed off at three sanitary landfill sites.

He said the MCD was making arrangements to cope up with ever increasing quantity of garbage since by 2021 the population of Delhi would be about 23 million and total garbage collection will increase up to 17,000 metric tonnes. Door-to-door collection of garbage would be started shortly, he added.

He said that the local body has a total budget of more than Rs 5000 crores.

The Korean delegation include Mayors of various districts of Kwangju city, H E Jeon, B Kab Kil, Song, Kwang Woon, Lee, Hwa Yong, Lee, Young Soo, Yong Soo, Mayor of Kyoungnamdo, Mr Chun, Sa Ryoung, Mayor of Chungnam, Mr Shin, Joon Hee, Mayor of Chungbuk city, Mr Nam, Sang Woo and Vice President of Korea Local Authorities Foundation for International Reliance, Mr. Chun, Hee Jae.


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