18 February 2017, Trashigang: The Hon’ble MoAF Minister inaugurated the 8.8 Km Yarbang Farm Road, Phongmey gewog, Trashigang. The farm road which was supported by GoI through SDP grants will benefit 86 households of Yarbang chiwog and the neighbouring chiwog of Phemsong. He interacted with the farmers and encouraged them to work rigorously to boost their household income.
In the afternoon, he visited Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary and the Farm Shop in Phongmey and met with the staff. He also inspected the ongoing Phongmey Central School construction and then left to Norgenthang FMCL farm site to review the progress made till now.
The following day, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji handed over 11 power tillers (see left) to the various gewogs under Trashigang (1 for Bidung, 3 for Radhi, 3 for Phongmey, 2 for Shongphu and 2 for Kanglung). He also inspected the ongoing BAFRA office construction and visited the Lamzang commercial vegetable cultivation site in Odzorong which was left fallow until 2015. The site has about 57 acres of land benefiting 160 households of Rezor and Yertshelu chiwogs.
En route to Lhuentse, he also inaugurated the Keleykha Farm Shop in Mongar.
– Submitted by Nima Phuntsho Sherpa, PPD, MoAF
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