Sarpang: The first Farm Shop (Sanam Tshongkhang) for Sarpang was inaugurated at Taraythang geog on 18 Jan. The ceremony was graced by Sarpang Dasho Dzongda.
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January 22, Thimphu: The 11th Board Management meeting for Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) was convened under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji and the Board Members: Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, Hon’ble Secretary, Thimphu Dzongda, Dasho Tshewng Rinzin, Officiating Chief of the Royal Bhutan Police, Director General of Bhutan Agriculture Food Regularity Authority (BAFRA), Department of Agriculture, Department of Livestock, Department of Forests and Park Services and the vendor’s representative (Tshogpa).
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January 21, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji met Dr. Oskar Andesner, the Austrian Trade Commissioner to Bhutan based in New Delhi at the Ministry’s conference hall. Also present were the departmental heads for forests, agriculture, livestock and marketing offices.
Welcoming the Commissioner, Lyonpo informed that Bhutan shares good partnership with Austria particularly in terms of research and forestry. He also acknowledged the Austria’s significant contribution in human resource development and excavation works in the country.
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January 18-19, Paro: The Dzongkhag Administration in Paro organised it’s annual Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) and Non-Wood Forests Product (NWFP) workshop. The workshop was chaired by Mr. Gyeltshen Drukpa, Chief Forestry Officer of the Social Forestry & Extension Division of Department of Forests and Park Services.
The workshop provided an opportunity for the committee members to discuss their problems and to seek instant directions. The workshop reviewed the progress report including challenges encountered during implementation of Community Forest Management plans. Further, the participants were informed that only few committee members had initiated monitoring utilisation of timbers allotted from Community Forests (CF) and thus it was decided that the trend be followed by rest of the CF committee members.
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January 13-16, Chukha: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji visited Metekha and Dungna geogs in Chukha and Lhamoizingkha, Karmaling and Nichula geogs in Dagana accompanied by Dasho Dzongdag, geog administration officials and RNR sector heads.
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