Cost of electricity: Villagers of Lauri gewog in Samdrupjongkhar carry 80-120kg electrical cables and poles, walking for five to nine hours from the road head at Debtshang to various villages under the gewog. Installation of cables is expected to complete by December end. (Photo: Leki Dendup, ACC)
An exercise to comprehend the relationship between climate and health
CSD: To monitor climate sensitive diseases (CSDs) and understand the relationship between climate and health, a three-year pilot surveillance in four districts is currently underway.
The pilot integrated surveillance, which began early this year, will help manage and monitor CSDs, health ministry officials said.
Public health department officials said acute respiratory infections (ARIs), vector and water-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, diarrhoea and kala-azar, are CSDs.
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Post monsoon: Toenpari-yoe, a small stream in Barshong, is filled with debris from increased water level in summer
A new culvert feeds a stream that passes through the village, threatening to flood it
Highway: Road widening activities on the Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway have affected a settlement in Barshong under Khaling gewog, Trashigang.
About two years ago, a culvert, an open drain under the road, was constructed at the widening stretch above the settlement in Barshong that channeled all the drainage water through it.
This has caused the water level of Tonpari-yoe, a small stream that [... Read More]
Q&A: More than 100 days since you assumed office as the foreign minister, what has been your most memorable experience?
These past few months have been a very interesting, hectic and tremendous learning experience. Apart from getting to know and appreciate the role and operation of the ministry I would have to say the most striking experience so far has been accompanying the prime minister during his official visit to India. The fact that [... Read More]
Land used to store construction materials by project DANTAK in Phuentsholing
City officials fear the GoI fund committed may have to be utilized elsewhere
Thromde: While Phuentsholing thromde and DANTAK project (GREF) are yet to come to an agreement with regard to land acquisition, thromde education officials worry that the fund Indian government committed for the new high school would be deferred.
Officials said the Nu 85M fund that was committed for construction of new high school under the plan could be re-allocated for other activities.
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The project is expected to reduce annual maintenance costs
With grant assistance from Japan, Dai Nippon Construction is taking up the project
Agriculture: The rehabilitation of irrigation system at Taklai, which officially kicked off yesterday, is expected to benefit more than 500 households of the two gewogs of Chuzagang and Sershong in Sarpang.
Once complete, it will ensure reliable irrigation water supply to the local farmers.
During the ground-breaking ceremony, director general of department of agriculture, Tenzin Dendup, said this was one of the biggest [... Read More]
Home coming: At the end of another academic year, students studying in various schools across the country return home for the winter break to Lauri this weekend. Lauri is officially two days walk from nearest road at Debtshang
(Photo: Leki Dendup, ACC)
… would appear to go against the grain the govt’s much vaunted austerity measures
Salary: Over three months after government announced to continue with the salary the previous prime minister and ministers collected, it has asked the pay commission to “review” pay scales for the posts.
Through a government order issued on November 13, government has asked the pay commission to “review recommendations of the first Parliament on revising pay scale for the prime minister [... Read More]
As a first step, a February 2014 order for 50 such taxis has been placed with Thunder Motors
Cars: The prime minister’s move to shift gears to go for electric cars awaits formal discussion with two car manufacturing companies of Nissan and Tesla.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said the last discussions with Nissan and Tesla were not yet formalised.
“It was an informal discussion,” he said. “But our intention is to materialise it, for which we intend [... Read More]