From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Phobji House will be Home stay for Tourists

Phobjikha is the best roosting place of black-necked cranes and the community avails good support internationally in terms of installed infrastructure facilities in the community.

The gewog’s Gup Jamtsho said the most important benefit was the increasing number of tourists who visited the gewog annually. As part of eco-tourism some of the village houses were also identified as Home stay for the tourists.

“It started last year and around 20 houses were identified as home stay,” Gup Jamtsho said.

By 2013 it will be started as villagers are being trained on hospitality in order to host the guests appropriately.

Apart from that the gewog is provided with proper road facilities and underground electrical facilities, which the community said adds to make the pristine environment more splendid.

(Thinley Wangmo)


Gongthung MSS to get a proper play ground

Construction of football ground is underway in Gongthung Middle Secondary School.

The Middle Secondary School in Trashigang didn’t have a ground for a long time and till date students played on an uneven ground and put-up with the inconveniences and difficulties. But now it will get one with permanent structures such as walls in some corners of the ground.

The ground is said to be a little small which is for18 players, while a usual football ground is for 22 players.

Construction works started a week back and is expected to complete in two months time.

Gongthung MSS has around 600 students till class VIII and next year it would upgrade to include class IX and later class X.

Gongthung is seven kilometers away from Yangneer gewog center.

(Tashi Deki)


Gewog to get internet access

Tseza Gewog under Dagana Dzongkhag will soon have internet facilities and the people are eagerly waiting for it.

Gup Jaku said “we are happy that our Gewog will soon have internet facilities as it is a necessity these days to interact with the people and it will be useful for the students”.

The Gewog completed all the Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) in the month of November. In that, five kilometers in Dzongshoel, two and half kilometers in Tshanglekha, three kilometers in Zamto, three kilometers in Tsezakha and two and half in Goempa were completed with the allocated budget of Nu 1.4mn.

The Gewog’s only primary school is under maintenance with a budget of Nu 900,000. And the gewog outreach clinic (ORC) budgeted for Nu 400,000 is presently under construction scheduled to be completed in two months.

(Sonam Wangmo)


Bhutan fosters its relations with Arunachal Pradesh through cultural exchanges

A 19 member cultural delegation led by National Assembly (NA) Yangtse-Bumdeling MP Dupthob visited Arunachal Pradesh from 9 November to 21 November.

The cultural delegation comprised people from the film industry and the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA). The visit was aimed to further deepen friendly relations with Arunachal Pradesh.

During the visit, cultural programs were performed in districts of Tawang, West Kameng and state capital of Itanagar. The Bhutanese delegation also met with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Arunachal Pradesh Governor, General (Retd.) J.J. Singh.

The NA MP said the cultural exchange with Arunachal Pradesh was a grand success and the people of Arunachal Pradesh had expressed their desire to send their delegation to Bhutan on a cultural exchange.

(Chencho Dema)


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