From Gewogs and Dzongkhags


Annual consultative workshop


A four- day long workshop on Market Access and Growth Intensification Project (MAGIP) and Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) began yesterday in Samdrup Jongkhar.

About 50 officials from RNR sector, accountants and budget officers from six eastern dzonkhags, and project staff, sector managers and representative of the Netherland Development Organization are taking part in the workshop.

The objectives of the workshop are to jointly prepare & finalize annual work plan and budget 2013-14, discuss and address financial aspects/issues, and to sensitize the dzongkhag staff on Gender Mainstreaming (GM) and Knowledge Management (KM) strategies.

The ongoing workshop will also cover the principle changes, and revised cost table after the midterm review (MTR) conducted by the IFAD.

The workshop is an annual event to discuss and finalize annual work plan and budget for the succeeding year, and is organized by the Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

The workshop concludes tomorrow.

Tanden Zangmo/Thimphu


Gewog under the preparation for upcoming election

The residents of Tashiding gewog are all excitedly waiting for the upcoming primary round elections on May 31.

As per the gewog administration, on the May 22, all the four parties will conduct a campaign in the gewog, which will also be broadcast live on television.

Gup Namgay Pelden said, “This time we are expecting more people than the National Council (NC) elections as it is more important to elect the new Government. On top of that, people are taking much interest as we have declared that all those above the age of 18 should attend the meeting.”

Meanwhile, in the regular ongoing works, Tashiding lhakhang, the only lhakhang in the gewog is under maintenance, with 90% of the works now complete. The budget allocated for the maintenance is Nu 889,000.

The gewog office is also under construction and 70% of the works have been done. The budget for the construction is from the Dzongkhag as it was not in the plan, according to the gewog administration. The budget allocated is Nu 1.5mn.

(Sonam Wangmo)



Problem faced in the plantation of maize.

People in the gewog are currently facing huge difficulties in planting maize as cash crop due to the rainfall.

The gewog’s Gup said, “The plantation of the maize in the gewog is a source of annual income for the people and their families here. It is how they survive, but these days, due to rain the people are having lots of trouble during the plantation.”

Two kilometers of Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) in Samtengang chiwog built at the gewog’s budget allocation of Nu 300,000 during the 10th Five-Year Plan is complete.

Five kilometers of farm road in Tashithang has also been completed with the budget from the gewog’s people.

Rest all the development activities in the gewog have been completed for the 10th Five- Year Plan.

(Sonam Wangmo)

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