Nazhoen Pelri re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre in Tsaluna gets a road

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tsh­er­ing Pem Wangchuck, the Pres­i­dent of Youth De­vel­op­ment Fund, graced the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of the Bjem­ina-Chim­i­tanka road to Nazhoen Pelri re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre in Tsaluna, Thim­phu last Wed­nes­day.

Project DANTAK im­proved the ex­ist­ing 3.1 km feeder road to con­nect Bjem­ina with the new YDF re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre that is in its last phase of con­struc­tion, which be­gan last year, and ben­e­fit the lo­cal com­mu­nity at Chim­i­tanka as well. The road, which was sur­faced us­ing a brand new tech­nol­ogy (‘ce­men­ti­tious sub­base layer’), is also the first project to in­volve Dantak and an NGO, namely YDF. The con­struc­tion of the road be­gan on 20th June, 2015 and took 3 months to com­plete.

Project Dantak com- pleted the ap­proach road well on sched­ule and ahead of the forth­com­ing open­ing of the new cen­tre due to start ser­vices by the end of this year.

YDF es­tab­lished its first in­terim drug treat­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre in Ser­bithang, Thim­phu, which at the mo­ment caters to about 100 clients a year. How­ever, with the press­ing need to cater to in­creas­ing num­ber of clients, YDF, with the help of the royal gov­ern­ment of Bhutan, and the gen­er­ous sup­port of the gov­ern­ment of In­dia, started the con­struc­tion of a new and big­ger fa­cil­ity in Tsaluna, Thim­phu. This cen­tre will be in­au­gu­rated by year end to mark the 60th birth an­niver­sary of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

YDF part­ners, in­clud­ing of­fi­cials from the gov­ern­ment, Dantak and in­ter­na­tional agen­cies, at­tended the for­mal road-open­ing event.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tsh­er­ing Pem Wangchuck along with HRH Princess Chimi Yang­zom Wangchuck and HRH Princess Ke­sang Choden Wangchuck in­au­gu­rates the Bjem­ina-Chim­i­tanka Road to the new YDF Nazhoen Pelri Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in Tshaluna

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