Massive digging in Motithang roads to go to rest of Thimphu as part of Sewerage improvement project

The Thimphu Thromde is expanding the sewerage network to increase household coverage within the rapidly expanding capital city and address problems of overflowing or leaking septic tanks and lines.

Sewerage lines are being laid in Motithang, Changangkha and YHS area construction in Kawajangsa, Jungshina and Pamtsho will begin at a later date.

The allocated budget for the Motithang, Changangkha and adjoining area sewer line is Nu 32.30 mn and Nu. 58.23 mn has been allocated for the construction of 2MLD (Mili Litre per Day) sewerage treatment plant at YHS for Motithang, Changanagkha and adjoining areas.

Meanwhile, the letter of acceptance for the construction of 1.9 km sewer network for upper Taba and upper Lanjophakha has been issued and all the funding are done by SDP. The letter of intent for the construction of 1 km sewer network within Thimphu Thromde has been issued as well.

Executive Secretary of Thimphu Thromde Passang Dorji said the construction which is expected to completed by end of the year.

He said that digging up built up areas within the city leads to cable lines and water pipes being damaged doubling expenditure.  “No matter how challenging the works we are very happy and pleased with the people and house owners for being so cooperative,” he said.

However, local residents and motorists especially in Mothithang are faced with dust and destroyed roads due to the project. Several roads were blocked off making traffic heavier on the open roads.

There are many wondering when the roads would be repaired and blacktopped again.

Some local residents have also had to suffer with their water connections being cut by the bull dozers in action.

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