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No progress on proposed tunnel roads

Connectivity:  Except for the Thimphu to Wangdue tunnel road, for which a feasibility report is being finalised, no progress has been made on the remaining nine tunnel roads of the road master plan 2007-2027.

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More women expected to contest in LG

… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang 
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.

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Scheme inspires conservation

Namay Nichu PES in Tsento gewog , Paro

The Payment for Environment Services scheme has renewed enthusiasm among community forest members 
Environment: Despite their hard work and investment, the Burkhey community forest in Phuentsholing was failing to inspire its members. Of the initial 29 members, eight households had dropped out.

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Gelephu’s poor academic performance

Improving academic performance of students remains a priority
MTR: Improving academic performance of students remains a priority for Gelephu thromde as indicated during the mid-term review.

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Paro DT to seek clarification on tenure of local leaders

In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.

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Falling ginger prices leave farmers worried

The price continued to drop further this year despite the good yield

Agriculture: Aum Yengjay Lhamo of Dzombabi village in Sarpang is relieved of a daunting task in the fields this year with ginger plantation completed in her one-acre land.

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Contractors want community contract discontinued

But local leaders favour it being continued 

Construction: A debate ensued on whether the community contract should be continued because of possible adverse effects it could have on the agriculture sector during the recent annual general meeting of Construction Association of Bhutan in Thimphu.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu