The remaining housing units of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) will be completed by next month.
Around 210 units at three different locations in Phuentsholing have been allotted to registered residents in January this year. These buildings are expected to be complete by next month, although they were supposed to be complete by March end.
NHDCL’s Chief Executive Officer Thinley Dorji said the buildings are almost complete with water supply connection and site development works remaining.
“The works to remove bamboo scaffoldings would take a day, which is not much a worry. Scaffoldings are kept to complete external painting works. Rest everything is complete and the respective people can occupy,” he said, adding that the site development works will be completed in the next 15 days.
Eighty units near the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s auction yard, another 80 units near NHDCL’s liaison office and 70 units behind Bhutan Telecom Limited’s office are yet to be occupied by tenants.
Meanwhile, the absence of laborers during the recent election in India had caused the delay in works as the border gate remained closed for days.
However, Thinley Dorji said all these buildings are in their final phase.
The affordable housing project was started in July 2016 as envisaged by His Majesty The King to address the acute shortage of affordable houses in Phuentsholing.
Under this project, there are 62 buildings with 506 units at 10 different locations. The government provided Nu 890mn for the project.
Meanwhile, the rents in the new units will range from Nu 4,500 to Nu 6,500 depending on the floor area in the colony. And those who have registered for the units are presently residing in Jaigaon and waiting for the immediate completion of their allotted units.
Krishna Ghalley from Phuentsholing