Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, inaugurated Riverside Walk, a walking path along the river by the Farmer’s Market yesterday.
The walking path loops between the Bazam (traditional footbridge) at the Farmer’s Market and the concrete Dechen Zam. The 1.8km loop is designed so walkers need not cross the road at any point.
The loop that connects the modern and traditional bridges includes rest stops, view points, mini-gardens, and water filters for drinking water.
The Riverside Walk was developed by the Trashichhodzong Garden Project as part of an overall plan to develop green public spaces and gardens encircling Trashichhodzong. The project has developed a Rhododendron garden at Zilukha, above the dzong, as well as lawns and gardens in the one kilometer radius around the dzong.
At the Riverside Farmer’s Market, the project has developed several gardens, including a dinosaur park.
The small inauguration event was attended by members of the Royal Commission for Urban Development (RCUD) and those who were involved in designing and developing the path.
Riverside Walk is expected to encourage residents to spend more time on healthy recreation and social activities by offering a green and beautiful walking path in the heart of the city.