Thim­phu Thromde dis­trib­uted garbage trucks to Dzongkhags

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Lhakpa Tsh­er­ing

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.

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