Visit: The director general of the Border Roads Organisation, Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma, arrives in the country today on an eight-day visit to review works under taken by Project DANTAK.

He is accompanied by his wife, Simmi Sharma, who is also the president of the organisation’s Wife’s Welfare Association.

Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma is slated to visit both eastern and western Bhutan to generate a clear understanding of the road infrastructure requirements in Bhutan and the perception of His Majesty The King and government officials, it is stated in the press release issued by DANTAK.

With productivity and quality being the general’s key result areas, he is also likely to spell out the future road map of Project DANTAK.

This is the first time a Border Roads director general will visit both eastern and western Bhutan in a single visit, which displays his commitment towards the cause of Bhutan, it is also pointed out in the press release.

Since the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru came to Bhutan on horseback, Project DANTAK has been associated with the development of Bhutan.

The visit of the director general during the start of the new working season will certainly cement the bond between the two nations and raise the morale of troops working in testing conditions, it is stated in the press release.

The director general is likely to have an audience with His Majesty The King of Bhutan and His Majesty The Fourth King. He will also call on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and other senior government officials.

During his visit, the director general will perform the ground breaking ceremony of the much awaited Chuzom-Haa road on 01 June 2016 and inspect various road sectors including Damchu-Chukha, Damchu-Haa link Road, and Chuzom-Drugyal Dzong.

In the subsequent part of his visit, he will inaugurate the Druk Gaizam bridge in eastern Bhutan and will review the road works along Trashigang-Yadi and Darranga-Trashigang road sector.

Simmi Sharma will also inaugurate and dedicate the ‘Friendship Park’ constructed by DANTAK at Samdrup Jongkhar to the people of the region on June 4.

The proposed visit of the director general has generated a lot of hope amongst the people of Bhutan who are eagerly awaiting much needed impetus for the connectivity of its major road sectors and a subsequent boost to its economy, it is stated in the press release.

“Project DANTAK is set to gain a lot from the visit and is all geared up to bring about quantitative and qualitative change in road infrastructure sector of Bhutan,” it is added.

Staff reporter