Local News

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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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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