Bhutan Gears Up For Another Exciting Royal Laya Highland Festival In Oct 2018

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The third Royal Highland Festival will take place on 23rd and 24th October 2018.

Layaps in traditional costumes. (Source: Jessemontes)

 

By Tshering Wangchuk | BBS

Works to clear the blocks on the Laya Gewog Centre (GC) road are being speeded up as the Third Royal Highland Festival scheduled in October draws closer. The 23-kilometre Laya GC road has been blocked for over two months now.

 

 

Source: Raonline.ch

 

The road leads up to Koina from where it’s a day’s walk to Laya. At present, due to the blocks, people have to walk for two days from Gasa.

Machinery and workers deployed to clear the road blocks

The Dzongkhag Engineer, Choki said that machinery and workers have been deployed at various locations to clear the blocks.

“There are many blocks along the way, so the Dzongkhag engineering section and the Dzongkhag administration have agreed to clear all blocks till Koina by the end of September,” the District Engineer said.

Getting ready to welcome the Third Royal Highland Festival

 

Source: DrukAsia

 

The Third Royal Highland Festival will take place on 23rd and 24th October 2018. Choki said that the works would be completed by the end of September, which is almost a month ahead of the festival.

The clearing works began in June but heavy rainfall and the difficult terrain posed as hindrances. Moreover, budget constraints led to a temporary halt but the works resumed last month.

 

Source: DrukAsia

 

The Dzongkhag Engineer added that the roadblocks do not affect the Layaps much since most of them do not move out of their villages in the summer. Instead, they migrate to Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha only in winter.

The Gasa Dzongkhag spends over Nu 200,000 annually for the regular maintenance of the road.

This article first appeared in BBS and has been edited for the Daily Bhutan.

 

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