Centenary Children’s Park in dire need of repair

Despite many children visiting the Centenary Children’s Park in Thimphu, the playground facilities remain broken or unmaintained. Thirty-one-year-old Jamyang Zangmo who is a regular visitor said that children could get hurt from the sharp edges of the broken equipment. She brings her four-year-old son to the park once a week. “The condition of the park […]

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Remote Sachilo lacks road access and electricity

Sachilo Chiwog is one of the remotest chiwogs of Wangphu gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar which lacks major facilities like road and electricity. Wangphu gewog is 24km away from the Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang highway, while Sachilo chiwog has a total of 46 households with a population of 321. People walk for more than two hours […]

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Shumar reels under severe water shortage

People of five chiwogs of Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel are suffering from acute drinking water shortage. Dagor, Goenpoong-Shali, Nangkhor, Bartseri and Khotakpa-Yalang have been facing acute drinking water shortage for decades now. Though every household has a water-tap constructed by the gewog administration, the taps run dry. From the five chiwogs, Goenpoong-Shali chiwog is the […]

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Rain water harvesting changes rural livelihoods

Forty-four-year-old Gorey Maya from Gangtokha village of Barshonggewog in Tsirang used to walk more than two kilometers from her house to a spring water source to fetch water for daily consumption every day. However, she could carry only 20 liters which was insufficient for the whole household’s daily consumption. But now she need not have […]

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Widening works at Narphung affects commuters & residents

Frequent roadblocks at Narphung on the way from Trashigang to SamdrupJongkhar highway, cause inconvenience to both the commuters plying the highway and the villagers residing below the highway. Widening work along the 180km stretch from Trashigang to SamdrupJongkhar at Narphung has left two gewogs, Gomdar and Wongphu affected by falling boulders and landslides that keep […]

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Water shortage in Kanglung expected to end by July

Water shortage in Kanglung will finally be resolved with the construction of two water treatment plants in the gewog nearing completion by July end. Construction works include that of two water treatment plants, four reservoirs tanks and approach roads to the two sources. Two water treatment plants, one in Nimshingdrang and another in ShingchenGoenpa in […]

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Why are millennials and teenagers now picking up trash

Over 2,100 volunteers collected 3,997 sacks of trashes in the mega #trashtag challenge in Bhutan from 12 different dzongkhags  The #TrashTag Challenge is currently going viral among the Bhutanese teenagers and millennials on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The #trashtag challenge requires people to pick a place full of trash, clean up the […]

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