Staff reporter 

The government of India released Nu 737 million (M) yesterday for projects including roads, urban development and school infrastructure.

A press release from the Indian Embassy stated that Nu 325M will be used to build classrooms, auditoriums, sports infrastructure, computers, and furniture in 56 central schools.

The Indian government has also supported the improvement of Tareythang road, the construction of the Namchukhola-Sangbaykha secondary national highway, and the recently completed Bajo-Khuruthang secondary national highway. For the construction and replacement of bridges, Nu 125M has been allotted.

The press release stated: “Funding support has also been provided for the development of urban infrastructure in Kanglung under which water supply and urban renewal works are being undertaken in Trashigang.”

Underlining the importance of a bilateral development partnership between Bhutan and India, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said: “India is privileged to be a development partner of Bhutan. We’re particularly proud of our development cooperation with Bhutan through this difficult Covid-19 journey in the last two years.”