Bhutan to get USD 207,770 worth of Garbage trucks and patrol vehicles from Japan

Ambassador V. Namgyel of Bhutan and Ambassador Takeshi Yagi of Japan today signed the Grant Contracts for the Projects (i) Introduction of Compactor Truck and Vacuum Truck in Bumthang Dzongkhag; (ii) Supply of Compactor Trucks in Thimphu City and (iii) Supply of Patrol Cars at Community Police Centers in Thimphu City’ under
the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP).
Under the three projects, the Government of Japan will provide a total assistance of USD 207,770 (Nu.12.9 million approximately) of which USD 44,056 will be for
Bumthang Dzongkhag, USD 84,745 for Thimphu Thromde and USD 78,969 for the Royal Bhutan Police.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, Ambassador V. Namgyel thanked the Government of Japan for the Grant Assistance to Bhutan. He said that the Grant Assistance to the Royal Bhutan Police will help in preventing crimes in the capital city together with the community through the Community Police Centers.
The four additional Compactor Trucks will facilitate garbage col lect ion in Thimphu Thromde and keep Thimphu City clean. With waste management also becoming a problem for smaller towns, the Compactor Truck and the Vacuum Truck will improve waste management in Chamkhar town.
Ambassador V. Namgyel thanked the Government and People of Japan for their generous assistance through the Grant As s i stance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) to the Dzongkhags and local Governments in Bhutan and expressed confidence in their continued support.

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