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Question Hour Session with the Minister for Works and Human Settlement

Posted on :28 November 2022

Hon'ble Member, Lhaki Dolma asked what the reasons were behind the policy of disallowing construction and infrastructure development in the red and green zone areas, as it is a concern for the people owning land in these zones, while there is an exception for Government structures. Moreover, she added that Parliament had also passed a resolution, but there was no change in policy.

Therefore, why hasn't the Government upheld and implemented the resolutions of Parliament? Why has the Government not considered other alternatives, if it is not feasible due to financial constraints, and what are the plans and programs discussed to solve the issues?

Responding to the queries, the Hon’ble Minister said that since the issues require scientific assessments, it will be difficult to address within a year or two. The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, and the National Land Commission are working to solve the issue. Regarding the red zones, an individual or Government agency can construct structures after assuring the place is secure according to the prescribed rules. However, the unprecedented incidents of Jasabi are likely to happen, and the individuals/public are not allowed to use their land at their own risk.

Hon’ble Member, Lhatu asked why the Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang Road widening for 180 kms is not complete even after 15 years. He asked if the Government is aware of the issues and the measures being taken by DANTAK to expedite the completion of the widening works.

On this, Lyonpo said that DANTAK has reported periodically to the Ministry, and the Ministry is equally concerned and aware of the issues. Project DANTAK has assured to complete the project within two years, but it has been delayed owing to the pandemic. However, the project is expected to complete within mid of next year.



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