MoWHS minister quizzed on progress of Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road

Minister of Works and Human Settlement Dorji Tshering was questioned on the progress of the Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road widening works during the Question and Answer session of the National Council yesterday. National Council representative from Trashigang Lhatu pointed out that the works were not complete despite having started in 2007. MP Lhatu said there is […]

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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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