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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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Preparing schools for disasters

    Currently, 36 participants from 31 schools across Lhuentse are attending a six-day workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Response for Safe School, organized by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). Apart from Lhuentse, DDM  has targeted four other dzongkhags for the training programme:  Sarpang, Tsirang, Trashi Yangtse, and Paro. …

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Ex-monk impersonating Druk Air official arrested

A 32-year old ex-monk from Haa who impersonated a Druk Air official was arrested for conning a 35- year old woman on April 20. According to the victim’s statement, she knew the suspect through talking with him over the phone. They had been in contact for a month. The victim …

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Literacy rate data collection in progress

All the Gewog Administration Officers (GAO) are collecting literacy rate data of the age group 13 years and above. It started on 16 April and is being done in all the gewogs of Tsirang. By the end of the month the data has to be submitted to the Ministry of Education (MoE). “We visit each gewog and we try …

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Three farm roads to boost organic farming

To boost pure organic farming of buckwheat and wheat, three farm roads havebeen constructed in Ura gewog, Bumthang so far. A 3.2 km farm road was constructed in Pangkhar Chiwog for which the villagers contributed labor. The gewog was provided with an excavator for free by the government but the fuel is bought from the community budget of Nu 1 …

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Road repair leads to irrigation channel damage

Repair works on the road which leads to Dago Phug goenpa has led to damaged irrigation channels and hume pipes which were at the sides. These irrigation channels and hume pipes fed water to the fields of around 20 village households. The people in the village have taken the matter to the dzongkhag but no response was received.

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Mule track completed in two days

A mule track near Khandupang in Ura gewog took just two days to complete.The track is on the way to Zhemgang near Thrumshingla and was constructed by villagers who were paid Nu 160 per day.A total of Nu 0.2 mn was spent to complete the track. “Around 196 households from the gewog is benefitted by the track”, said the Gewog …

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Farm road to alleviate wildlife fears

A 350-km farm-road was inaugurated around twoweeks back from Nobgang to Thruelum . The estimated budget for the farm road is Nu 0.2 mn and is expected to benefit 38 households. “Villagers used to walk one to two hours to reach the nearest road point which is usually covered by thick forest during monsoon and there used to be threats …

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