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An alternate route for Haa-Phuentshogling highway

Jul 27, 2015

  Damchu-Haa-Link-Road-Inauguration-1Works to link Haa with the Thimphu-Phuentshogling highway via an alternate route began on July 25. Once complete, the Damchu-Haa link road is expected to reduce travel time from Haa to Phuentshogling by 2 hours. People will no longer have to use the existing Haa-Chhuzom road to travel to the bordering town.Damchu-Haa-Link-Road-Inauguration-

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, during the inauguration of the road construction last Saturday, said the road will benefit the people of western region economically and strategically.

“The 200 metre long bridge, is going to provide an alternate bridge and road to the important valley and airport in Paro”, Lyonchhen added.

Project DANTAK is undertaking the construction works. While the 12.6 km link road is being constructed at an estimate cost of Nu 852 M, the bridge will incur Nu. 335 M.

Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, and officials from Border Roads Organization, Project DANTAK, and Indian Embassy were also present during the ground breaking ceremony.

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