Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing

An Indian construction firm, AFCONS Infrastructure Limited, which executes the Phuentsholing Township and Development Project at Toorsa, Phuentsholing, donated 20 two-way handheld radio transceivers (walkie talkie) to desuups and police yesterday.

The transceivers are worth Nu 210,000.

The firm’s project manager, Ravichandran, said the contribution was in line to its corporate social responsibility for emergency and disaster management.

“It is a culture coming from the top of the management,” he said.

The contribution was made through thromde.

Phuentsholing thrompon, Uttar Kumar Rai, said the contribution comes at the time when handsets have become necessary. “The handsets will be used while patrolling along the border areas.”

Meanwhile, AFCONS has also pledged the thromde to contribute stone aggregates worth Nu 800,000, which will be used for base course works at Toorsa to help people at the housing colonies to have better roads during the monsoon.

Ravichandran has also recently made a personal contribution of Nu 310,000 to the thromde to make two bore wells for drinking water facility at Toorsa. About 150,000 litres of water can be pumped from these bore wells.

AFCONS currently employs 150 Bhutanese.