On 23rd and 24th of July, 2015, the first Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for NAPA II Project will be held at the Conference Hall of Phuentsholing Thromde. The TAG under Phuntsholing Thromde has been formed to advise Phuentsholing Thromde on technical aspects for landslides and flood mitigation works.

Under the NAPA II Project, Phuentsholing Thromde is currently conducting detailed geo-technical investigation and engineering design for mitigation of four landslides under Phuentsholing Thromde and flood and watershed management works at Barsachu at Pasakha. The work has been outsourced to a consortium of French (IMSRN) and local (APECS) consultants in March, 2015 for a period of 8 months.

The TAG meeting will discuss on options for landslide mitigation for two prioritized landslides (Reldri and Rinchending checkpoint) which will be presented by the consultants.

The landslide at Rinchending checkpoint is a priority of the Government, and to this effect, the National Environment Commission Secretariat has received a directive from the Cabinet Secretariat to prioritize and expedite mitigation of the said landslide.

Rinchending checkpoint (4)

Landslide at Rinchending checkpoint

Reldri school slide (2)

Landslide west of Reldri school

First TAG meeting for landslides and flood mitigation works under Phuentsholing Thromde