English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Water project in Guma Gewog completes

Celebrating a significant milestone in the De-suung National Service Water Project, the Pilot Project in Guma Gewog in Punakha was inaugurated on 25 September 2021.

Many in Samtse want to exchange their land with government reserve land

An increasing number of landowners in Samtse want to exchange their land with the government reserve land. Today, some of them live in constant fear of flash floods washing away their homes and land.  There are others unable to grow any crops as their land have turned barren due to erosion.

Toedpaisa Gewog proposes extracting trees from nearby forests

The people of Toedpaisa Gewog in Punakha are facing difficulty in extracting rural housing timbers. Today, they have to travel about 50 kilometres to fetch such timbers. And so, during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu, the Toedpaisa Gup proposed to allow the gewog’s people to fell trees from a forest located closer.

Dewathang-Samdrupchholing highway maintenance works delayed by three months

You are in for a bumpy ride if you are travelling along the 48-kolimetre Dewathang-Samdrupchholing highway in Samdrup Jongkhar. And it might take some time before the commuters along the highway can enjoy a smooth ride. The roads department office in Samdrup Jongkhar extended the road widening and improvement project deadline by three months.

Ice cream manufacturing unit to come to the rescue of dairy farmers in Gelegphu

Dairy farmers in Gelegphu are looking forward to an ongoing construction of an ice cream manufacturing unit at Shetikhari. The unit is some four kilometers away from Gelegphu town. It is expected to help farmers help sell their milk.

De-Suung water project launched in Minjey Gewog, Lhuentse

The De-Sung National Service launched its 24th water project at  Zham village under Minjey Gewog in Lhuentse yesterday. The project will be implemented by the government in collaboration with armed forces and De-Suups.

Water shortage in Wakhar village, Trashigang

People of Wakhar village under Lumang Gewog in Trashigang have been grappling with water shortage for more than a decade. Their only water source located some three kilometers away is drying up slowly.

Residents in Yenlak Thromde to pay for drinking water, Sarpang

Every drop counts and now it will cost. People residing in Yenlak thromde in Sarpang will have to pay for water from next month. Sarpang tar, old Sarpang town and the new town at Sheychamthang falls in the thromde area. The municipal office is almost done with installing the water meters.

Armyworm infestation worries farmer in Thang-Rong Gewog, Monggar

Farmers of Ngaru-Pontang Chiwog in Thang-Rong Gewog of Monggar are worried about the maize yield this year. The army worm infestation and untimely rain affected maize production of more than 60 households. Farmers claim their maize production would decrease by half the amount compared to last year.

Site identified for a fuel retail outlet in Dagana

The Dagana town resident’s dream of getting a fuel depot is finally materializing. The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan (STCBL) recently identified a site to construct a fuel depot in Tseza Gewog. 

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