PM visits 12 gewogs in Sarpang

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay visited 12 gewogs of Samtenling, Gelephu, Sengye, Gakidling, Shompangkha, Dekidling, Taraythang, Umling, Chuzagang, Chhudzom, Sershong and Jigmecholing from 12-16 September under Sarpang Dzongkhag.

In a series of public meetings held in each gewog, Lyonchhen reminded the people of His Majesty the King’s aspirations and reassured them that the government would serve in their best interests to fulfill their wishes.

At the meetings, Lyonchhen talked about prioritizing healthcare, sanitation, and quality education. Lyonchhen reaffirmed that to PM in Taraythang gewog

ensure the success of democracy, the government must consult with the public and involve them in decision-making. The Prime Minister also informed the people on the budget allocated for each gewog for the 11th FYP.

The Prime Minister urged the gewogs to carry out due maintenance of their water supply schemes (rural water supply scheme), so that all households have continuous access to clean drinking water.

In all gewogs, the Prime Minister highlighted on agricultural productivity, for which he urged the people to utilize the power tillers provided, electric fencing to prevent wildlife encroachments, construction of green houses and improving the existing irrigation channels. Lyonchhen also asked the people to avail loans from BOiC and make use of the farmers’ outreach banking facilities.

Lyonchhen further announced that construction of a 150-bedded hospital in the Dzongkhag is underway in Gelephu.

In between, Lyonchhenalso paid a visit to Norbuling Central School, Pelrithang and Lhayul Primary Schools.


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