Kela-Tangsibji farmroad to be ready by March next year

By March next year, Kela chiwog of Tangsibji Gewog in Trongsa will have a direct and shorter road connecting them to their Gewog Center. The works to construct 10 kilometre Kela-Tangsibji farm road began recently. The residents will reach the Gewog office within an hour, unlike today which takes around two to three hours.

The farm road construction starts from Chabji, the base of Kela village and also connects Draychugang of Tangsibji village. Two bridges need to be constructed over Nikahchhu and Drechhu along the route.

“Due to budget constraints, we will carry out the road’s formation cutting this time. The construction of bridges will occur phase wise with the budget proposal in the coming plan,” said Karma Wangchuk, the district’s Deputy Chief Agriculture officer.

The overall project is estimated to cost Nu 126 M. The agriculture ministry released Nu 10 M and deployed three machines to the district. And the Dzongkhag Agriculture office is executing the construction work.

The residents, for now, travel almost 60 kilometres along the Zhemgang-Trongsa highway via Trongsa town to reach their gewog office.

The farm road will also benefit about 56 households in the chiwog.

“There are 80 acres of wetland and 60 acres of dryland along the route. Without electricity and road, the land have been left fallow. But with the construction of farm road, we hope to revive the land,” said Rinchen Dawa, a resident of Kela chiwog.

“We have a central school in the Gewog Centre. So, with the farm road, the travel distance between the school and our home will be reduced,” said another resident, Denkar Lham.

Once the farm road is complete, it will also reduce the travel time for those travelling between Zhemgang and western districts.

Passang, Trongsa

Edited by Tshering Zam

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