Project officials work on wooden fencing to protect the saplings
Environment: Within the next four years, about 400,000 saplings would be planted along the Punatsangchhu valleys in Wangduephodrang and Punakha.
The initiative, Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project (PHPA) officials said, was a part of the beautification and compensatory afforestation project to compensate the environmental damages the project caused.
The plantation, to be carried out on 600 acres of land, is expected to cost the project Nu 24M.
PHPA I’s chief environment officer Lobzang Dorji said the compensatory afforestation [... Read More]
Shut down: Kuenphen Norden mine remains closed
Mining: According to the preliminary findings of the dzongkhag team that investigated the complaints made by the 13 households of Khariphu in Thimphu against Kuenphen Norden Mine, the complaints have no substance.
“The complaints against the mine don’t seem valid after all the tests, statements, and investigation,” an official said. The lease expired on March 31 but could not operate because application for a renewal is still on hold.
The villagers who gave their consent [... Read More]
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Cabinet ministers and National Council members offered prayers at the Janachidoe kurim at Pangrizampa yesterday. The nine-day annual ritual for wellbeing of the country and its people ended yesterday. Former Yangbi Lopen Sangay Dorji presided over the ceremony with more than 200 monks.
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