Trashiyangtse: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo inaugurated a 14 km Pramer-Bamdhir farmroad and the 170 ft baily bridge with a carrying capacity of 24 MT on October 11.
The farmroad construction was started in 2016 and completed in 2018 at the cost of Nu. 21.35 M while the bridge was built at the cost of Nu. 19.5 M with fund from the Royal Government of Bhutan. They will benefit 85 households connecting Berteng, Bamdhir, Betsamang and Zhapang villages under Bumdeling gewog. The inauguration was attended by beneficiaries, local leaders and relevant officials.
Lyonpo in his inaugural speech stressed on the importance of creating accessibility to enhance economic development. He shared that the government is trying to connect every people and villages to support livelihoods through better production and marketing. He highlighted that such development cannot be undermined and it should receive the highest priority in any development plans. He also spoke on the school and hospital feeding program which is an assured market for farmers to sell their products and encouraged them to go for large scale production.
Talking to few beneficiaries, the happiness of having a bridge over the Bumdeling (Kolongchu) river is like dream coming true. Ap Tharpala, a 73 years old and Aum Rinchen Choden from Betsamang expressed their contentment and said that their waiting to see the bridge over the river is a dream fulfilled by the government. People thanked His Majesty The King and the government for such critical development. They said that with this bridge the potato traders will now come to their door step.
Many people shared that the bridge will reduce the walking distance by more than five hours to reach Trashiyangtse town which is the main economic hub for major activities. It was also learned that these villages produce the iconic “Urka Bangala” native chili to Trashiyangste and is also a largest producer of paddy, millet and vegetables.
Lyonpo urged the people of Bumdeling gewog to work hard and produce enough food to be self-sufficient and also develop commercial agriculture to contribute towards a self-reliant country.
Reported by Tshewang Tashi, PPD; Dawa Dakpa, RAMCO and Sonam Wangdi, DAMC
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