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An expensive gala

Tshechu: It is 6am. Deki Yangzom, 16, of Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School is getting ready for the second day of Thimphu Tshechu.

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Trong likely to be preserved as a heritage village

Culture: Preserving traditional stone masonry houses in Trong, Zhemgang might be financially unrewarding for its owners but these houses are a treasure-trove of Bhutanese architecture, according to researchers from Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan.

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Settle disputes or forgo Shingkhar GC road

 The ministry has cautioned people of upper Wamling in Zhemgang to resolve their differences if they want the road to be constructed

Roads: Following the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden’s instruction to prioritise budget for access road to Lampong, construction of the 11.5 kilometers Shingkhar gewog center road (GCR) in Zhemgang is expected to continue without impediments from the villagers of upper Wamling.

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Taming the Setikhari river

Plans are on the way to mitigate damage from the flooding seasonal river

Roads: Plans to build an additional floodway and other flood mitigation measures along the banks of the notorious Setikhari in Gelephu would be framed this winter, according to the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden who visited the flood areas recently.

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Bringing yaks back to Tang

Tradition: Yaks are once again wandering the green meadows of Tang in Bumthang after National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN) successfully reinstated the ancient tradition of rearing the yaks, a practice that had completely perished once.

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The fallow fields of Samrang

Construction of a new irrigation channel is in the pipeline

Agriculture: More than 27 acres of wetland in Samrang gewog remain uncultivated for the past few years after a flood washed away the irrigation channel in the gewog.

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