English | Dzongkha Monday, May 29, 2017

Taklai embankment wall should be reconstructed, villagers say

People of Umling Gewog in Sarpang want the river embankment wall along the Taklai River reconstructed before the paddy transplantation season, next year.

Reservoir to the rescue

A reservoir, with a storage capacity of 2,50,000 litres of water, has raised hopes of farmers in Rubesa Gewog under Wangdue Phodrang to revive their mainstay; paddy cultivation.

Declining sense of ownership and lack of budget impedes Water Safety Plan progress in rural areas

Even today, over 400,000 people in rural areas do not have access to safe drinking water. This is because the government is facing challenges in implementing the water safety plan, due to lack of budget.

Dagana Dzongkhag to cut down 20,000 affected orange trees

To prevent further spread of disease, Dagana Dzongkhag will be felling close to 20,000 orange trees suffering from diseases such as citrus fruit drop and trunk borer, common orange tree disease in Dagana.

Chamkharchhu tributary diversion poses threat to centuries-old Lhakhang and nearby settlement

Ever since two tributaries of Chamkharchhu in Bumthang were merged in 2011, the historic Chakhar Lhakhang and nearby dwellings have become vulnerable to flooding. Without a protection wall, the locals fear there are chances of the river breaking its banks in summer and wrecking havoc.

Tsirang’s stalled bypass road to finally see the light of day

Construction of the 1.8-kilometre bypass road in Tsirang, which was started seven years ago, is expected to be completed before the second deadline. The construction, which began in 2008-09 financial year, was stopped the same year, after completing only 800 metres due to budget shortfall.

A new bypass road for Chamkhar Town

Come March and Chamkhar town in Bumthang will have a new bypass road. The road stretching from Chamkhar till Dekiling will shorten about a half-kilometre distance. The road is the first project under Bumthang Urban Infrastructure Development Project.

Final notification to vacant Kamichu town issued

Dakar Gewog in Kamichu under Wangdur Phodrang has issued a final notification to tharm holders and those without tharms to vacant Kamichu town area. By December end, the 14 occupants are to make way for the construction of Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project Authority II’s substation.

Villagers repair roads, sets example

Around 20 individuals in Umling Gewog in Sarpang took off with spades and tools to repair their gewog farm road on Sunday. The road had become a cause of concern for commuters after it was damaged at several points.

One-fourth restoration of Taklai channel not enough

One-fourth restoration of the country’s longest Taklai irrigation channel will not be enough to water paddy fields of the 400 farmers in Chhuzanggang and Serzhong under Sarpang Dzongkhag.

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