English | Dzongkha Friday, July 30, 2021

People question quality of roads in Zhemgang

People of Zhemgang have become frustrated over the condition of the Tingtibi-Gongphu Highway. Around six kilometres of the road blacktopped in February has already started to deteriorate. People are questioning the quality of the works carried out.

Water woes in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde

Many in the south welcome the rain because it is an opportunity to beat the blazing heat. But it is not without problems. The water sources are damaged and supply disrupted. And this is a perennial problem in Samdrup Gatshel, Kipshe and Bangtsho in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde. 

Kishuthara business, a wound yet to heal amid the pandemic

Festivals such as Tshechus have become closed-door events after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March last year. They have almost become a forgotten tale for the public. And this has bought the business of Bhutan’s textile grandeur, Kishuthara, to a standstill. 

Tangsibi under Ura will soon have a clean and reliable drinking water, Bumthang

Soon, access to clean and reliable drinking water will no longer be an issue for the residents of Tangsibi in Ura Gewog of Bumthang. The De-Suung National Service Water Project was launched in the community recently. For years, some villagers have depended on small ponds for drinking water.

Yak herders walk for days for vaccination

The health ministry is taking COVID-19 vaccines to the unreached population across the country. But among the lot, there are a few who have taken it upon themselves to go and get vaccinated. In Paro, five yak herder of Chindu Goenba in Doteng Gewog decided to make an arduous journey to get their second dose. 

De-Suung National Service Water Project to address Jawangkha-Sewla chiwog’s water woes

People of Jawangkha-Sewla Chiwog of Chhubu Gewog in Punakha will soon have enough drinking water. The De-Suung National Service Water Project will be constructing a reliable source of drinking water for the chiwog’s residents.

Punakha Dzong re-electrified to European standard

With the re-electrification works complete, the Punakha Dzong’s electrical system is now upgraded to European standards. It means the dzong is now more secured and safe from hazards. The department of culture together with a group of Swiss experts and Bhutanese technicians executed the re-electrification project in April this year. Her Majesty The Royal Grand Mother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck graced the closing ceremony of the project yesterday. 

RUB discontinues three programmes

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is aligning programmes in various colleges to the need of job markets in the country. Starting this year, the RUB discontinued three programmes in different colleges after the courses were found irrelevant to the job market. 

New entry and exit routes to resolve dispute at Paro vegetable market

The vegetable market area in Paro town is usually an uneventful place. But on Sundays, it is quite a scene as permanent and local vegetable vendors come to a loggerhead. The dispute is over who gets which spot in the market. The local vendors, who come only on Sundays to sell vegetables, claim that the permanent vendors use the designated spots to sell local produce.  

Need for crematorium at Jangbi Chiwog in Trongsa

Crematoriums are important to any community as it’s a place where bereaved families and friends can bid farewell to the dead for one last time with proper rituals and prayers. But with no designated crematorium, people of Jangbi Chiwog in Trongsa cremate near the fields or near the houses of the bereaved families.

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