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Gasa Dzong renovation on schedule

Infrastructure: Despite constant roadblocks along the Punakha-Gasa highway and extreme climatic setbacks, the renovation of Gasa Tashi Thongmoen Dzong is progressing, according to the project manager.

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Target was set too high for Gasa: Dzongdag

Update: Following the midterm review of Gasa, where the dzongkhag requested reducing some of the production targets, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has directed the agriculture ministry to verify if the set targets were unrealistically high.

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Dzong renovation causes housing shortage

Gasa town

There may be only a handful of civil servants in Gasa, but housing is a problem even in Gasa. The shortage was caused by the renovation of the Gasa dzong which also houses the dzongkhag administration office. Staff quarters were turned into offices when renovation began in 2014. To read …

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The magic waters of Gasa tsachu

More than 5,000 people visit the tsachu every year

A small gorge on the right bank of Mochu river in Gasa remains shrouded in myth, belief, mystery and hope. Popularly known as Gasa tsachu, the small flatland hidden at the base of the slope where the towering Gasa Tashithongmoen dzong stands, provides a temporary home for thousands every winter and …

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No dancers at Gasa tshechu

Pa-tselps perform one of the 25 Goenzheys

Small is not beautiful always. Ask the Tsechu organisers of Gasa. The northern most dzongkhag has a population of only 3,500 people including the highlanders of Laya and Lunana. Finding dancers for the tsechu is a problem. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Users unhappy with removal of lone ATM at Gasa

Users of the only automatic teller machine (ATM) in Gasa are unhappy with the removal of the ATM recently. The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) installed the ATM in March 2013. Last month, the ATM was removed from Gasa town and relocated in Wangdue. Prior to its removal, a notification was issued …

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Voluntary service and postal ballots decide for Gasa

Gasa elected a candidate who contested thrice, Tenzin and the youngest female candidate, Yeshey Dem to represent the dzongkhag in the parliament on October 18.  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Khatoed Laya candidate, Tenzin secured a landslide victory, 320 more votes than Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Changa Dawa. The former won …

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Gasa goes with DNT


Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Tenzin from Khatoed Laya and Yeshey Dem from Khamed Lunana constituencies won from Gasa yesterday. Securing an equal number of postal ballot votes, 89 each, Tenzin and Yeshey Dem led the poll by 66 and 41 votes respectively. Tenzin from Laya was sure to win was …

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Gasa ready for the poll day

The dzongkhag election office will collect postal ballots until 5pm today

Polling officials of Rakashong polling station (PS) in Lunana were the last batch of polling officials to reach the PS in Gasa yesterday. The officials reached the PS after a two-day walk. The PS caters to the voters of Raminang chiwog, residing with their herds in Rakashong at this time …

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Gasa’s NA representative will be from Laya

Voters queue at Gasa Primary School facilitation booth to cast their ballots

With no candidates to contest in the general round of election from lower Gasa, Khatoed-Laya constituency, the voters from Khatoed are wondering which of the two candidates, both from Laya, would represent them better in the Parliament. Tashi from Remey, Khatoed, said that it was important to give the opportunities …

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