Thimphu (/tɪmˈpuː/;Tibetan alphabet: ཐིམ་ཕུ[tʰimpʰu]), formerly spelled Thimbu, is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. As of 2011, it had a population of 91,000.
The city is spread out laterally in a north-south direction on the west bank of the valley formed by the Raidāk River, which is known as the Wang Chuu or Thimphu Chuu in Bhutan. Thimphu is spread over an altitudinal range between 2,248 metres (7,375ft) and 2,648 metres (8,688ft). Unusually for a capital city, Thimphu is not served by an airport, but relies on the Paro Airport connected by road some 54 kilometres (34mi) away.
Thimphu, as the political and economic center of Bhutan, has a dominant agricultural and livestock base, which contributes to 45% of the country's GNP. Tourism, though a contributor to the economy, is strictly regulated, maintaining a balance between the traditional, development and modernization. Thimphu contains most of the important political buildings in Bhutan, including the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy and Dechencholing Palace, the official residence of the King, located to the north of the city. As a metropolis and capital city, Thimphu is coordinated by the "Thimphu Structure Plan", an Urban Development Plan which evolved in 1998 with the objective of protecting the fragile ecology of the valley. This development is ongoing with financial assistance from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
As the ongoing BoB BhutanPremier League enters its final week of the season, the race to the top is between two former champions — ThimphuCity FC (defending) and Paro FC ... He said that the draw between Thimphu City and TransportUnited was an opportunity for his team and that he was expecting a win against Gelephu.
Without road connectivity, highlanders of Lingzhi transport essentials through helicopter from Paro and Thimphu... According to the residents, people have to pay more than Nu 42,000 while transporting goods from Thimphu and Paro ... He said transporting ...
An importer in Thimphu said that it was difficult to reduce the price of third-country imports with an increase in transportation charges and daily overhead charges when vehicles were stranded in Phuentsholing... He said that if there was no issue in transportation from MDP consumers could expect cheaper rates on third-country imports.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu... The flagship programme is introducing waste segregation, collection, transportation, treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities throughout the country in a phased manner starting with Thimphu.
Thimphu city is crowded ...The RoadSafety and TransportAuthority on Monday opened a service centre in Babesa, south Thimphu to cater to owners and drivers of medium and heavy vehicles who are restricted from visiting the head office at Lungtenzampa ... As of June 30, there were 61,240 vehicles registered in Thimphu, according to RSTA’s record.
If all goes as planned, NorthThimphu residents would forget all the inconveniences caused by the ongoing road expansion works between Jungshina and the Bhutan Telecom office in Chubachhu ... Thimphu Thromde’s chief engineer, Yeshi Wangdi, said the four lane was dedicated for city buses to improve public transport in the city.
Snatching 13 points in the ongoing 2021 BoB BhutanPremier League (BPL), HQUFC are three points behind the defending champion ThimphuCity FC and Paro FC. TransportUnited FC is two points ahead of them on the table ... Thimphu City FC and Paro FC are leading with 16 points each. Transport United FC has 15 points.
The farmers have used bus service to transport the produce to Thimphu, and hired bolero pickup trucks up to Trongsa to sell them. After he could not sell at the vegetable market in Thimphu, Rinchen Dorji from Goshing sought help from his relatives to sell chillies to schools in the capital. “I could sell 300kg in Thimphu.
Unable to bring their goods stuck in Jaigaon into Phuentsholing, importers in Phuentsholing and Thimphu are frustrated ... He said he paid more than Nu 55,000 to transport the goods from Jaigaon to Samtse, from Samtse to Amochhu bridge and then to Thimphu, including loading, transshipment and demurrage charges. Prices increasing in Thimphu.
Thimphu’s NC member, Tshewang Rinzin, said proper plans ... Lyonpo Dorji Tshering also informed Parliament members that the Road Safety and TransportAuthority had conducted road fitness test of Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway and would conduct the same for Thimphu-Trashigang highway.
The past six decades of urban development have seen the country confronted by many urban challenges including that of environmental conservation and cultural preservation, but urban transport and mobility issues remain one of the greatest threats that urban areas like Thimphu is beginning to face.
To improve reliability and efficiency of urban transport, the City Bus Service under Thimphu Thromde has ordered 27 buses, which are expected to reach Thimphu by October end ... “One terminal is approved for South Thimphu, in the Babesa zero vicinity.” ... He said Thimphu thromde’s ...
…through the COVAX Facility. The highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility arrived in the country yesterday ... Upon its arrival at the Paro international airport around 4.30pm yesterday, the vaccines were directly transported to the central storage facility in Thimphu, where it will be stored at a temperature of –70 degree Celsius.