January 14, Haa: A ground breaking ceremony for much awaited dry land irrigation scheme for Langpa-Nobgang village under Samar gewog was held at Langpa. It was attended by the representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector along with members from Langpa-Nobgang Water User Association (WUA).
The representatives visited the water source located some 15km away from village along with the WUA members who were empowered to monitor the construction through a written by-laws and take ownership of the irrigation scheme from the beginning itself.
The 11.5km long scheme will cover some 200 acres of dry land and provide drinking water to 60 households. The scheme construction work has been given to private firm. The project duration is one year with budget support of Nu.32.21M from GEF-LDCF.
The scheme is under the USD 14M project. This project will benefit some 38 gewogs in 12 Dzongkhags through three project landscapes such as Landscape I covering Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve and Biological Corridor 1, Landscape II covering Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Biological Corridors 2 and 8, and Landscape III covering Phrumsengla National Park and Biological Corridor 4. Bjee, Samar, Gakiling and Sangbaykha gewogs are the four project areas for Haa under Landscape I.
Submitted by Karchung, Sr. Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer, Haa
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