Nazhoen Pelri rehabilitation centre in Tsaluna gets a road
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