Urgent need of a temporary bridge across a river near India House - Woodcraft Centre

It was a good news about the construction of two bridges across two streams in Dechencholing and Langjophakha. We proudly claimed that two bridges will be built by the locals. It gave us a chance to gain full trust and confidence in our own work force. However, it has not been so good that followed. I have not been able to visit the bridge construction in Dechencholing but have been able to see every developmental changes in  Langjophakha. The consecrations and the dismantling of the bridge was so fast that it has been done so early before even the raw materials for the constructions have reached.

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It's known for all that there are four offices that is near the bridge - National Statistics Bureau, Wood Craft Centre, Bhutan Archery Federation and the Centre for Bhutan Studies. The news of the construction of new bridge has overwhelmed the civil servants and the localities in these offices. It has created lots of inconveniences for so many employees who goes to office to serve the country in their own capabilities. Although the construction team has arranged/piled stones in the river to be used as a footpath. It may serve the purpose during the sunny day. However, it's very risky during the rainy seasons when the rivers get enlarged. I have seen youngsters crossing river and sometimes getting wet when they fall down in the river, esp. girls working in the Wood Craft Center, Bhutan Archery Federation and Nima High School.

Civil Servants living in Jungshina, Pamtsho, Hejo, Baybayna, etc (other side of the river) and working in the offices like CBS, Wood Craft Centre and BAF has to come to office via town, Langjophakha and to their office and vise versa. It won't create much inconveniences for those who could afford to hire taxi or own vehicle to reach their offices. However, it will create so many inconveniences for those who could not afford and doesn't own a car. 

For the benefit of all living in these areas, I have requested the concerned officials to build a temporary bridge/way to cross the river. However, my post here is not meant to blame anyone, but to request for the aforementioned bridge-where they can walk over, for the beneficial of all (just temporary one). It will benefit mostly the ones with low income who could not afford to hire a car to reach their offices. I have foreseen some mishaps while crossing the river with the existing risky footpath.

This is just a call and request for the concerned officials to kindly look into the inconveniences and to kindly find the alternative to solve the issue. I feel that it will immensely benefit and help those residing and working in those areas.

5 comments:

sancha rai said...

It's well said ...I throw all my best wishes to our local bhutanese...

SONAM RIGSEL DORJI said...

Thanks sir for your comments. I am too proud to know that Bhutanese are constructing such bridges but sad to know that they have left out some important aspects of being humane

Norbu Wangdi said...

I can also see urgent purposes to construct bridge over that river. Hope concerned agencies will do immediate follow up on that matter.

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SONAM RIGSEL DORJI said...

I totally agree upon you la Norbu Sir, I have seen so many girls girls crossing the river. They have got no any alternative than to cross the river risking their lives. Hoping for the authorities to look-into such problems.....