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PM disappointed with SJ’s performance in development activities

Jan 29, 2013

PM-SJ-LeastDevelopedThe Prime Minister, Jigmi Y.Thinley, said he is disappointed with the performance of Samdrup Jongkhar, when it comes to development activities.

Lyonchhoen was speaking to the civil servants, business community and the people of Samdrup Jongkhar on Saturday.

Lyonchhoen said the biggest failure has been the lack of cooperation from the people. He said they haven’t been forthcoming in assisting the government. He also asked the people involved to come up with convincing reasons as to why the dzongkhag is lagging behind.

The dzongkhag has achieved only 78 percent of rural electrification and 90 percent of mobile connectivity. Gewogs like Lauri and Serthi are yet to be electrified

The dzongkhag hasn’t been able to achieve 100 percent water supply scheme. Even the primary enrollment of the district stands at 99 percent while 100 percent enrollment have been reported in other dzongkhags.

Road connecting Lauri is still under construction and is expected to be complete only by the end of this year.

Samrang gewog is yet to be covered under mobile network. The Bhutan Telecom’s Regional Manager in Samdrup Jongkhar, Rabilal Pokhrel, said the overall connectivity in the dzongkhag will be increased once the mobile tower has been installed in Samrang. “The tower will be installed soon,” he said.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the home and cultural affairs minister, Minjur Dorji. He arrived in Thimphu today.



1 Comment for “PM disappointed with SJ’s performance in development activities”

  1. ashumbokpi

    When our PM declares he is disappointed about my Dzongkhag S Jongkhar’s performance for it performed the poorest among the 20 Dzongkhags. this can pergaps also be interpreted as “SAMDRUP JONGKHAR BEING THE MOST NEGLECTED AMONG THE 20 DZONGKHAGS!” The fact cannot be denied that the villages/gewogs of SJ, like Gomdar, Decheling, Lauri, Pemathang (former Bhangtar), Samrang are areas most neglected by our Government. Dantak having left Dewathang and RBA having taken over, and the Zhunglam having bypassed it, Dewathang has gone backwards. Luckily the place has the Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic and some shedras of repute. And as luck would have it, with Nanglam being connected to Gyelpoizhing and the establishment of the Dungsam Cement Plant and all, it is now clubbed with Pema Gatsel, PM’s own electorate.
    When the Lyonchhen points his finger at a Dzongkhag’s supposedly poor performance, does this also not reflect the government’s performance? Touche’, PM.

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