From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Samdrup Jongkhar residents complain about mobile connectivity

Residents in the dzongkhag say mobile connectivity has been on an erratic overdrive which has resulted in severe inconvenience for everyone.

The border district had faced the situation for almost two days last week. The cause has been rooted to heavy rainfall and lightning which disrupted electricity supply and mobile network.

The Telecom regional manager said they had to shut the station at Dewathang, 18kms from Samdrup Jongkhar to change parts of power supply modem. At the same time he said disturbance in network is expected during rainy seasons, which means lightning and thunder are part of the ordeal too.

The proximity of the place of damage also determines how fast damages can be fixed as some mobile towers are situated in far flung areas.

(Sonam Wangmo)



Two farm roads underway in Phangkhar

Almost 95% of developmental works for this financial year has been completed in the Gewog and currently the Gewog is constructing two farm roads.

A 20 kilometer (km) farm road from Pantang to Salapong and a 25 km farm road from Gongphu to Pongchuna is under construction. As of now about 30% of the construction has been completed.

The budget for the farm roads construction is funded by the Indian government (GoI) and Small Development Project (SDP).

The gewog will continue works in the next fiscal year in 11th five year plan, if the remaining works are left incomplete due to insufficient budget.

Other activities include construction of cremation grounds.

Initially it was proposed to be constructed at every chiwog but due to insufficient budget, the Gewog plans to prioritize and construct three cremation grounds at the place or centre where at least two chiwogs will be benefitted.

(Tashi Deki)

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