Last year in November, the Thimphu City Corporation (TCC) came up with the new sewerage connection to deal with waste in some areas of Thimphu town.
The septic tanks are cleaned every year by the city corporation for free, but if the tanks are cleaned for the second time in the same year, the corporation charges Nu 1,000 per septic tank.
This year there are a total of 10 sites where the construction has started and the places are near Bangladesh embassy, near Changangkha School, near Tsendenshing area, near the city bus parking, near new vegetable market, below old call center in Changbangdu, near Changzamtog area, above saw mill in the army colony, near the workshop area of TIA office under the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources office, near Norzin lam (main traffic area).
Santosh Subba, an engineer under the (sewerage section) said, “We are mainly focused on the Norzin lam area because it is in the middle of the town area and during the summer it becomes very loaded due to water pressure and dirt that bursts out everywhere and causes foul smell”.
“In older days people used septic tanks where the tanks needed to be cleaned every time and the work became very hectic for us. So after noticing these problems like leakages and the foul smell everywhere, based on this issue we started the construction on the water sewerage where we finally decided to come over it,” he said.
“However the casting works are still going on the sites and by the third week of this month we will start with our constructions works in these places,” he said.
The engineer said that they have sent the letters to the concerned cable departments like the telecom office, Bhutan Power Corporation and the traffic police to co-operate with them for the constructions.
The completion of these constructions will end on 7 February and the total budget allocated for all the constructions of the waste water sewerage is Nu 4.5 million.
Sonam Wangmo / Thimphu