Connectivity: The 160-foot bailey bridge at Kamji on the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway opened to traffic on July 30, the same day it was completed.Read More »
Disaster: The government, at a press conference yesterday, said people should not panic about food and fuel supplies since the country has adequate reserves to last months.Read More »
Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards
Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.Read More »
Connectivity: His Majesty The King, accompanied by the Prime Minister, visited Kamji yesterday to inspect the ongoing construction of the 160-foot bailey bridge.Read More »
However, the only cornea surgeon being on EoL is an issue that the eye bank faces currently
Eye Bank: Despite the opening of an eye bank at the Thimphu referral hospital about two years ago, no cornea transplants could take place so far with the only cornea surgeon gone on extraordinary leave.Read More »
The only link remaining to the town is from Dadgari in Assam, which is also flooded
Disaster: Continuous rain in Gelephu yesterday caused more damage threatening settlements between Setikharey and Dhawlakhola.
But mitigation teams working on reinforcing Amochhu embankment play big part in minimising flood impact in Phuentsholing
Disaster: More people living near the banks of the Amochhu in Phuentsholing were evacuated to safer ground yesterday.
His Majesty The King met with the shopkeepers whose shops were washed away by the July 21 flood and inspected the areas damaged in Sarpang.Read More »
Parts of the Thimphu-Sarpang highway also washed away Disaster: Nothing remains of Sarpang town, except for a watch tower, after a swollen Sarpang river washed it away early yesterday.Read More »
Around 300 people moved to higher ground following swelling of Sarpang river Rain: Sarpang town was evacuated yesterday afternoon after the Sarpang river threatened to break it banks following heavy rainfall for almost a week.Read More »