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  • Tendrel Plantation held to Celebrate the Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey

    Thimphu: On March 6, at 10 am, 108,000 seedlings was planted in all 20 Dzongkhags and 205 geogs to celebrate the Birth of His Royal Highness (HRH) The Gyalsey. A seedling each was planted by every household in the country which was distributed by the Department of Forests and Park Services. Besides this, a ceremonial plantation of 2000 seedlings was also carried out by Dzongkhags which was organised by the Dzongkhag Forestry Sector and Dzongkhag Administration with prayers for long life and happiness of HRH The Gyalsey.

    In Thimphu, 5,108 seedlings were planted in 5 acres area at Kuenselphodrang by the volunteers, foresters, teachers, student, arm forces, elders and monks. More than 5000 turned out for the plantation which was a record for maximum participation at plantation. This indicates people’s love and dedication for the Royal Birth of The Gyalsey. The plantation of 108,000 seedlings is also a record for maximum tree seedlings planted in a day in Bhutan.

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  • Taki – Sakura Cherry planted to commemorate 30th Anniversary

    Ceremonial plantation of Taki-Sakura by Former Deputy Mayor of Miharu, Mr. Kuniharu Hashimoto and Agriculture and Forest Secretary

    4 March, 2016, Dechencholing: As part of the official event to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries, three ceremonial Taki – Sakura Cherry (Weeping Cherry/Waterfall Cherry) tree seedlings were planted at Floriculture and Amenity Landscaping Centre at Dechencholing yesterday. A total of 12 seedlings were donated by the people of Miharu town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan which the remaining seedlings were planted afterwards.

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  • Mass Rabies Vaccination Campaign held at Samdrupjongkhar

    Samdrupjonkhar: The incidences of the puppies’ death due to weakness and extreme cold stress were reported in Orong geog in December 2015. Later, a case of a Jersey cross calf bitten by own pet dog at Melung village in lower Orong was reported to the Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital (DVH). The dog was observed clinically for its unusual behaviours however, it died after three days. A team from DVH visited the site with the rapid test kits (RTK) for sample collection. The test showed significant result indicating rabies virus infection. Later, the tested sample at the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) reconfirmed the rabies.

    Similar cases were reported again at Orong, Narphung and Samdrupjongkhar Thromdey areas where another two calves bitten tested positive. The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector reported to the concerned Departments for further investigation to reduce the risk of human transmission.

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  • MAGIP to conduct its 3rd Annual Outcome Survey

    The 3rd Annual Outcome Survey (AOS) of the Market Access and Growth Intensification Project (MAGIP) would be conducted this month in three of its project Dzongkhags. Towards this end, a workshop was conducted from March 1-3 at Samdrup Jongkhar to train and pre-test the study instruments. The workshop was attended by the officials from the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and 15 extension officials from the project Dzongkhags who would be carrying out the survey.

    The training and pre-testing for the conduct of the AOS was coordinated by the PCU MAGIP in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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