Pasakha

Pasakha
Town
Pasakha is located in Bhutan
Pasakha
Pasakha
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 26°50′38″N 89°27′09″E / 26.8439°N 89.4524°E / 26.8439; 89.4524
CountryFlag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
DzongkhagChukha District
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

Pasakha is a town in southern Bhutan. It has been described as the only industrial town in Bhutan, as it is home to several heavy industries. Tashi Group, the largest private company in Bhutan, operates a chemical plant, a ferrosilicon plant and a soft drinks bottling factory.[1] In total there are 26 factories located in Pasakha.[2] As a side effect of these industries, the town is one of the few places in Bhutan were air pollution is a concern.[3] Local villagers also have a shortage of water due to the high water demand of the nearby industries.[4]

The location is favourable for industry due to the proximity of raw materials, and for exports, the Indian border is nearby.

In 1996 and in August 2000, the town suffered from flood damage from the Basra river.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tashi Group". Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Pasakha residents fear health implication". 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Passang Norbu (2003). "The industrial town of Pasakha". Kuensel Newspaper.
  4. ^ Sangay Wangchuk (5 December 2008). "Industrialisation in Pasakha – a foil to GNH".

Coordinates: 26°51′N 89°23′E / 26.850°N 89.383°E / 26.850; 89.383

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