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Damphu water crises, an end in sight


May 31, 2011

It will take a few more months to solve the water crises in Damphu town, Tsriang.  The town’s water supply was disrupted last year due to the road widening works, a few kilometres from the town. It can be restored only after the work is complete.

The widening works has been delayed by almost four months, prolonging the water crises in the town.

Karma Dorji, an assistant engineer with the department of roads, explaining the delay said “after a fatal accident where one labourer was killed, Bhutanese labourers refused to work at the site. After about two months, we were able to bring in 10 Indian labourers.”

The municipal office in Tsriang is planning to reinstall the water pipes in July this year.

If everything goes well, water supply will no longer be a problem in Damphu town.

Currently, water is supplied from an old source. Residents in the town receive water only in the evening and morning due to insufficient water from the source.

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