On 13 July 2018 Lyonpo opened the farm road at Lagyel, Tshenkhar geog. The 2.86 KM farm road from Chendola to Lagyel was constructed through the support of RGoB (Nu. 1 million). It is expected to benefit nine households of Lagyel under Tsengkhar geog.
On 17 July 2018, the Native Poultry and Heifer Breeding Centre at Sertsam in Lhuentse was inaugurated by HE the Sanam Lyonpo. The construction of various facilities such as the office building, dairy shed, staff quarters, among others, were jointly funded through RGoB, EU, GOI and BTFEC. Around Nu. 29.9 million have been spent as of June, 2018. The Centre was established with the main objective of conserving pure line native poultry and dairy breed, particularly Nublang, and to produce high quality indigenous heifer breeds.
The Salang Tendrel of the BOD Fuel station at Autsho under Lhuentshe was also performed on 17 July, 2018. It is expected to be completed within the next 4 to 5 months, which will be of great benefit to all commuters, in particular the people of Menji, Jarey, Tshengkhar and Autsho. The fuel station will have two separate tanks for petrol and diesel and store house constructed with a capacity of 1000 LPG gas at any point of time.
On 18 July 2018, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji inaugurated the Service Centre in Lingmethang. The center will assist communities to sell their products, provide maintenance services of power tillers and supply and distribute fuel and LPG gas to communities around Lingmethang.
The Hon’ble Minister distributed 20 sets of Siam Kubota and 6 sets of mini tillers to 10 gewogs of Mongar District- (Mongar (4), Saling (2), Chali (1), Tsamang (3), Drepong (3), Gongdue (2), Jurmey (3), Kengkhar (3), Salambi (3), and Tsakaling (2), a total of 41 nos power tiller to 10 Geogs of Mongar Dzongkhag.
His Excellency also met with communities of Tsengkhar, Jarey, Menbi and Metsho Geogs. The community of Chabi under Tsengkhar geog requested the Hon’ble Minister for a Brown Swiss bull to the community. To this the Hon’ble Minister agreed that the Ministry in consultation with the Department of Livestock (DoL) and Lhuentse Dzongkhag Livestock Sector this will be acted on this immediately. Manjabi under Menbi geog requested for a Mithun bull. To this the Hon’ble Minister instructed the farm manager of Aerong to arrange the supply of a bull. The Hon’ble Minister also met with the community of Sengor who requested the supply of four Nublangs, one Brown Swiss Bull. The maintenance of the Milk Processing Unit (MPU) and for a Livestock Extension Officer. The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo informed the gathering that the request will be attended at earliest possible.
- Compiled by: Choidup Zangpo/ICTD
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