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New BHU constructed at the wrong location.

The new grade-II Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Yangneer is 70% complete but according to sources, it is located in the wrong area. It is too far away from the catchment area and surrounded by the forests which makes it vulnerable to fire. Further, the gewog is facing serious water …

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Good news: highway, bad news: jumbos loose!

The phase I construction of the 24-km highway from Phuntshothang to Samrang gewog is underway since last October. The contract for it was tendered out for three years. In phase II, the highway will extend till Daifam but the ground works are still on. However, despite these good tidings, wildlife …

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A bridge for 27 households

On 29th April, Bali Zam was inaugurated at Chubu in Punakha Dzongkhag. The bridge is 118 meters long and was funded by Helvatas and the Royal Government of Bhutan. The bridge costing Nu 1.2 million is expected to benefit 27 households who rely on sale of cash crops   and …

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Milk collection center by June

  By June Dakarla gewog will have its own milk collection center in Chamgang toe which is  around 15 kms from Thimphu. According to the Dakarla Gup, Gado, the milk booth will help in generating income for the villagers. “Since they have been selling at doorsteps, they had to come …

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Thram allotment in progress

  Thrams are being allotted to land owners in Tsirang Dzongkhag since 27th April by the National Land Commission (NLC). Further, the National Cadastral Reserving Program (NCRP) is conducting the land transactions. After the transactions, land will be demarcated. Gup of Tsirang Toe Nar Bhadhur Rai said, “In a day, …

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National Speaker talks on democracy

On 3 April, the National Speaker, Jigme Tshultim gave a speech on the workings of a democracy and how laws  have been implemented and enacted so far. The meeting was held at the Dzongkhag Tshogdu hall at Damphu, Tsirang.  It was attended by Dzongkhag sector heads, Gewog Administration Officers (GAO), …

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Training Tshogpas on local governance

The Tshogpas from Wangchang, Lungnyi  Hungrel, and Shapa will gather at the gewog conference hall in Wangchang geog today for a discussion with the Department of Local Governance (DoLG). They will be joined by their Gewog Administrative Officers. The tshogpas will be briefed about their responsibilities towards their respective chiwogs. …

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