No construction works will be allowed in any part of Bhutan during the lockdown, which began on August 11
No construction works will be allowed in any part of Bhutan during the lockdown, which began on August 11.
“There are some people who say that workers of a construction site are like a family and they stay as a cohort and that construction owners are said to be bearing the loss for keeping the workers idle,” Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said at a press conference yesterday.
However, he added that there were practical inconveniences, saying that not all workers and contractors lived at the construction site and that some had to travel between their homes and the workplace on a daily basis.
Lyonchhen said that it was an extraordinary time and that such restrictions were inherent characteristics of a lockdown. “It is not good to have a noisy construction site while the households in the surrounding are observing a silent lockdown at home,” he said.
Allowing construction works, he said, would give rise to new problems, as the contractors would ask for movement of vehicles for transportation of construction materials.