Saturday, 27 September 2008

Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurates the Coronation Park

September 26:Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the Coronation Park yesterday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by the Works and Human Settlement Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, the Finance Minister Lyonpo Wangdi Norbu, senior government officials and members from the international community.

Located between Changlimithang ground and Wangchu River the Coronation Park is a new space for families in the city to rest and relax.

During the inauguration, the Works and Human Settlement Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba highlighted the significance of the Park and its benefit to the people.

Built on an area of 5.6 acres of land along the bank of Wanchu River, the park has a multitude of facilities. A well built footpath, gazebos and benches dot the Coronation Park.

While for many the park will be
a place to rest and relax, the park also facilities for children. Parents can bring their children for a host of activities with the park equipped with a half basketball court, a mini football ground, sea-saws, swings and slides.

The park has more than sixty species of plants and trees that have broght from different parts of the kingdom. Gyeltshen Dukpa, the chief environmental officer of Thimphu City Corporation, says this can be useful for students as they learn about the flora.

Park users will also notice that the facility is well lit in the evenings. The management of the park will be taken care by Thimphu City Corporation.

Around 10 people have been deployed to look after the park. People can visit the park free of charge until the City Corporation comes up with an entry fee.

The construction of the park was funded by the government. The park was constructed over a period of about two years.

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