Human activity around the world may have ground to a screeching halt – caused by the Almighty Nature’s DeSuup – the leveler labeled “COVID-19”. But we at the Rotary Club of Thimphu have seen frenetic activity amid all the confusion and misconceptions and the dread of sickness and death.
Yesterday at about 12 PM we handed over 38 units of Chabto Toilets to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). These toilets are ultimately destined to be installed in 38 of RBP’s Detention Centers across the country. These personal portable toilets are safe, odor-free and water efficient – they can be installed in bedrooms, small spaces, as well as locations in motion – such as prison vans. They are promoted by the Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO) and the innovative shit pots are manufactured in Pasakha, BHUTAN. The BTO offered these toilets at a discounted price – in an effort to help the RBP and the Rotary Club of Thimphu during these difficult times.
Club President Rtn. Tsewang Rinzing and BTO CEO Chablop Passang Tshering hand over 38 units of Chabto toilets to the Chief of Police yesterday at the RBP HQ, Thimphu
The Rotary Club of Thimphu has also been successful in obtaining a sizeable grant funding to the tune of US$ 59,000.00 from the TRF – for purchase and installation of 2 small units (30 KGs each) of hospital waste incinerators - to process infected wastes emerging out of the quarantine centers, isolation centers and hospitals that treat coronavirus positive cases. But the mills of bureaucracy grind oh ever so slowly! and we are unable to move with the required speed and efficiency. However, we believe that it is a matter of time - we hope to get there and move on – to a bigger project that has been lined up – for the installation of a 100 KGs unit. But unless we successfully implement the current approved project, we dare not put our reputation on line - by proposing another project related to incinerators. But work on it is already afoot and international partners are being shamelessly wooed to render their support.