Dechencholing town shifted to new location

The ramshackle Dechencholing market which was shifted next to the Thimpchu river in 2008 from its earlier location below the Royal Body Guard premises will be getting a new location.

Lyonchhen said that His Majesty the King has granted approval to use the land opposite the new township (near the river) by shifting up the RBG fencing walls near the road (leading to Pangri Zampa) and leaving enough space for commuters.

This was communicated by the Prime Minister in a gathering of residents and shop owners of the proposed Dechencholing town

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee and officials from the various concerned agencies.

The Prime Minister told the gathering that the government is aware of the plot allotment issues in the new township, the risks involved in having a town near the river and the problem of finding enough replacement plots for all the residents and the shopkeepers.

Some local residents had been unhappy with the earlier plot allocations saying that they had been left out while less deserving ones had been given plots.

Almost all the shopkeepers in the old town wanted a plot of land to build shops and restaurants and establish other businesses in the new town.

In addition to the existing site near the river, the above mentioned site will provide enough plots for all residents and shopkeepers.

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