Businessmen affected by the ongoing widening work in the Phaling town in Lhuentse were allotted temporary plots for duration of six months.
The dzongkhag exercised its authority as per the lease rules and regulations 2018 and decided to allot temporary plots since Monday. A committee chaired by dzongdag with the dzongkhag land record officer, district engineer, municipal engineer, environment officer, ranger and the thromde thuemi as members decided on the solution.
Of the seven who didn’t own a plot in the town, four unaffected businessmen were allowed to continue temporarily at their current locations, while the rest affected were given plot area at Tongkangla, above hospital to adjust and continue their business. The other two unaffected shopkeepers are at Khoma bridge, around three kilometers towards Mongar from Lhuentse.
Similarly, those with plots were also allowed to build temporary structures near their plots. The lease was given for a period of six months.
The member secretary of the committee and the dzongkhag land record officer, Ugyen Wangdi, said that the committee decided to give the land temporarily for six months.
Thromde Thuemi, Sonam Wangdi, said while few affected shopkeepers have begun making temporary hut in their new locations, the rest were preparing to do it soon.
Tshering Namgyal | Lhuentse