Thimphu Thromde distributed garbage trucks to Dzongkhags
T himphu thromde handed over 11 new TATA 1109 garbage trucks to seven dzongkhags on 26 August.
With the additional in the garbage trucks, it is expected the waste collection services had to be stretched to vast areas.
An official said the thromde like Thimphu is expanding very year and lots of buildings and commercial hubs are coming up in every nook and corner or city which will be requiring additional service.
“Most of the vehicles are used over 10-15 years due to which the maintenance cost has been escalating and in some dzongkhag/thromde,” he said, “There is limited numbers of garbage vehicle.”
The proposed of additional garbage trucks are expected to help to mitigate the problems.
The garbage truck has been distributed to the dzongkhags of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Haa, Chukha, Zhemgang and Sarpang dzongkhags.
Of the five refuse compactor garbage trucks for Thimphu, the thromde has been handed over one truck to the dzongkhag and another two will be handed over to Greener Way and another two trucks will keep for thromde and Clean City.
The Second Secretary of the Embassy of India S. Koventhan handed over 11 Refuse Compactor Garbage trucks to Bhutan under the 3rd batch of Small Development Project.
The procurement of Refuse Compactor Garbage Trucks was supplied by Usha Engineering’s, Giaziabad, UP, India which was funded by the Government of India (GoI) at a total cost of Nu. 53.980million cost- ing Nu. 2.037million for each.
Some of the challenges are in providing door to door services and collecting of waste from the source itself. Therefore, the dzongkhags and thromdes are facing difficulty in providing timely services to the people.
Another nine trucks are expected to arrive in country by end of the September and it will be allocated to five dzongkhags.