Biogas Plant Training course for Masons and Supervisors

Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates
Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates

15-26 March, Samdinkgha, Punakha: A two week long training from 15-26 March for masons and supervisors to construct biogas plants was organised in Samdingkha Geog by the Biogas Project in collaboration with Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha Dzongkhag. Twenty masons and 12 supervisors were trained on the construction and installation of biogas plants. The masons were farmers from 11 Geogs who have basic skills in construction. The supervisors were livestock extension officers from 11 RNR Centres. During the training, six biogas plants were constructed in Samdingkha Gewog. The training provided the participants with knowledge and skills on constructing  and installing biogas plants. They will now be able to assist interested farmers who wish to construct biogas plants in the rural households in 11 Geogs.

A newly constructed biogas plant
A newly constructed biogas plant

The certificate awarding ceremony was graced by Dasho Dzongdag along with the officials from Biogas project under Department of Livestock; Department of Renewal Energy; and other officials from the Geog and Dzongkhag. At the closing, the participants expressed their gratitude for this opportunity which helped them to enhance their existing knowledge on the construction of biogas plants. Punakha Dzongkhag has a plan to construct 300 by the end of 2014.

– Reported by Gyem Tshering, Livestock Sector, Punakha

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