Prime Minster inaugurates Riju – Bartsam Geog Road
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the RijuBartsam Geog Center Road Friday and said that it was a historic and auspicious day since the road which was built in 1974 is being blacktopped as we celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King the road. Lyonchhen said that the road, which was built 40 years ago, should last for another 40years after the blacktopping.
Lyonchhen asked the people and the local government gathered there to take ownership of the road while it is being constructed by extending co- operation to the Department of Road ( DoR) officials, monitoring the work progress and reporting corruption ( if any) to the government. Lyonchhen said that the government would provide budget, the con- tractor must built quality road and the DoR official must monitor the quality of road as per the specification of the tender documents.
The Riju- Bartsam road of 20.5 km is the first blacktopping project in Trashigang and the first to be inaugurated in the east. The road will serve 29 villages, about 433 households with approximate population of 3500. In the 11th Five Year Plan 1700 km of blacktopping is to be carried out for 105 Geog Centers. The Government of India is funding ( Nu. 2616million) these blacktopping project