The road history of Upper Kheng (UK) is under making. The most controversial GC road construction in the history of Department of Roads has been completed. Formation cutting for additional length of 1.24km to the newly proposed Gewog centre is yet to complete with trace cutting already reached its termination point. Formation cutting of Bardo Gewog centre road (Therang - Khomshar GC road) will be completed within this financial year 2016 -2017. Trace cutting has already been terminated at the Gewog centre.
Survey work for the new road that will connect Khomshar under Zhemgang and Wama under Mongar Dzongkhag is underway with Lingmithang regional office undertaking the feasibility survey. The road construction activity is in 12th fifth year plan. The road will connect central and Eastern Dzongkhag.
Construction completion of GC roads has welcomed many farm roads under Shingkhar and Bardo Gewogs. Within 2015 -2016 financial year, two farm roads to Radhi and Thrisa village with 7.10 km and 9.17km respectively started its construction. Another two farm roads to Changkhar and Thajong is yet to start.
Bardo Gewog's farm roads to Phulabi and Dratshang (Gonpa) awaits for trace cutting of GC road to reach Gewog centre since all takeoff points of the farm roads are from Gewog centre. Factually, UK's development mode is on.
With Chamkharchu Hydropower soon to start, roads condition and people's lives will be drastically improved.
Nimshong Sub-division office is mandated for management of road projects of UK. It has blacktopping and maintenance of Buli - Nimshong (30.2km) and Phumithang Dratshang (3.35km), formation cutting of Shingkhar and Bardo GC roads works at hand.
Budget proposal for the fiscal year 2016 - 2017 amounting to roughly Nu. 150.00 million was farsighted move. Among various proposed improvement activities of GC roads, budget for construction of only three Bailey bridges were approved with RGoB financing.
Government has pledged and prioritized blacktopping of all Gewog centre roads within 2018. Within those two financial years period, Shingkhar GC and Bardo GC road till Bardo contemplate to complete. The total GC roads to blacktop lengthen to 59.06km after completion of Therang - Khomshar GC road.
Therefore, as per the fiscal budget approval and work plan accordingly, I wish for timely release of the budget and timely completion of work.