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Water source conservation works on

A program to conserve the fast dying water source was started in Guma Gewog two days ago under the initiative of National Environment Commission (NEC).     “This program is mainly aimed at preserving the water source,”  said Guma Gewog Administration Officer Galley Phuntsho. Twenty five working groups from  NEC did a …

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Irrigation channel construction stalled

The construction of an irrigation channel which stretches 300 meters is stalled in Gesarling due to the rupee crunch, cadastral survey and lack of labor. Gesarling Gup Mani Kumar said that   the work has been suspended following orders from the finance  section of the Dagana dzongkhag. The cement dealer, Purna …

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Maintenance of irrigation channel half way through

An irrigation channel which was destroyed by a landslide last year in Nimshong chiwog under Gangzur gewog in Lhuentse  is  being renovated and is halfway through. According to Gup Karma Drukpa, the damage occurred after the completion of transplantation works last year but people were filled with fear that their …

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Double trouble

Eighty households of Yangneer gewog are facing two problems – water shortage since last year, and a housing crunch. They have been working on resolving these issues but in vain. Water shortage becomes more severe in winter when the sources dry up. Since the place is windy with pine trees …

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Marketing shed along the high way almost done

The construction of a marketing shed along the Punakha  to Thimphu highway in Toep gewog will be completed and handed over by June. Plans to build five market sheds are in the gewog plan and another five are sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC).  “The market …

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A new village lam to be apppointed

Coinciding with the auspicious Zhabdrung Kuchoe, people of Tangsibji gewog will be consecrating a lam’s residence at Kela village. The newly appointed lam will benefit 45 households of the village. Kinley, the Lam, appointed from the Trongsa Dratshang will be paid by the Dratshang. There are plans to keep with …

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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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