Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Bhutan - Reconstruction of Chamkhar progressing well

His Majesty’s Representative for People’s Welfare in Bumthang, Her Royal Highness Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck visited Chamkhar town where a major reconstruction work is underway.

Almost half of Chamkhar town was razed to the ground in a devastating fire in the small hours of October 26.

During the visit yesterday morning, Her Royal Highness expressed satisfaction with the progress of the reconstruction work. Some 300 Royal Bhutan Army personnel and volunteers are assisting the business people of Chamkhar town rebuild their homes.

Unlike in the past, the houses will not be constructed close to each other. To reduce the risk of fire, the houses are also being built mostly with mud bricks. A new vegetable market and meat shops will be built separately.

Construction materials including sand, mud bricks, CGI sheets and timber are being provided free of cost.

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