Press Releases - From Embassy
Press Release No.11

Bridge handing over ceremony

NEW DELHI: 8 March, 2011
Japanese Government to hand over the Concrete Bridge at Choekhor, Bumthang Dzongkhg, Bhutan, under Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects

1. The Government of Japan will hand over the concrete bridge at Choekhor, Bumthang Dzongkhg, through “The Project for Construction of Reinforced Cement Concrete Bridge at Choekhor”, under Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects, totaling US$97,703 (approximately equivalent to Nu. 45 lacs). Mr. Suzuki, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, will attend the hand-over ceremony for the completion of the project, at Bumthang, on 8 March 2011.

2. Under the project, the 180 meter long and 3.7 meter wide cement bridge, which is able to withstand the crossing of heavy-loaded vehicles over the Menchugan River, was constructed. The bridge will help the Duru Village and Lusbees Village communities (around 800 population in total), and improve the access to the center of the city, which provides their economic needs and medical services.

3. The Government of Japan hopes that this grant assistance would help improve the communities’ life, as well as contribute to the development of Bhutanese economy and social activities.