English | Dzongkha Saturday, May 26, 2018

People in Pema Gatshel vent frustration over bad road condition

The bad condition of the road between Belnangzor to Khothakpa in Pema Gatshel is frustrating the people there. They say the road, which is riddled with pot holes, needs urgent attention.

Access to toilet improves lives of Sharriphu villagers

Sharriphu village of Senggey Gewog in Sarpang had a problem with toilets. Some households did not have toilets and had to relieve themselves out in the fields. Others had but it was makeshift ones.

Blacktopping of Drepoong road almost halfway through

Blacktopping of 21-kilometre long Drepoong Gewog Centre (GC) road is in full swing. GC road blacktopping starts from Gyalpoizhing until the Drepoong Gewog Centre.

Dagana’s GC road blacktopping works on track

The blacktopping works for 12 out of 14 Gewog Centre (GC) roads in Dagana will complete by the end of this financial year.

Rural-urban migration leaves Khoma with 26 empty houses

Houses are lying empty and fields fallow in Khoma Gewog in Lhuentse as people migrate to urban areas in a hope to find a better life. The gewog office has recorded 26 empty households over the years in Khoma, which is home to 80 households.

Bhutanese take top positions in Bhutan International Marathon

Sangay Wangchuk, 32, from Royal Bhutan Army won the Bhutan International Marathon for the fourth consecutive year.

Farmers worry as their cardamom dries

Lesser rainfall and excessive heat for the past six month has dried the cardamom plants at Taabji village under Darla Gewog in Chhukha leaving the farmers worried.

Getana Gewog wants better feeder road

People of Getana Gewog under Chhukha District proposed for a well-paved feeder road in their gewog.

Improved cooking stove gains popularity in Punakha

Using improved cooking stove is gaining popularity in Punakha.  More than 470 refined cooking stoves were made for many households of 11 gewogs under Punakha.

Collapsing water reservoir tank worries locals

People of Pelrithang-Khamed in Gelegphu fear their water reservoir tank, which has developed cracks, could collapse anytime. They say the tank was constructed using inferior materials.
During a meeting yesterday, the locals appealed to their newly-elected Gup, Ugyen Wangchuk for immediate repair.
The tank was constructed in 2011.
“The tank is in a poor condition. It had collapsed, […]

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