The Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway is open to light vehicle traffic

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The Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway is open to light vehicle traffic

Work continues to reestablish Thimphu-P’ling highway

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Connectivity: Close to a hundred vehicles were stranded yesterday at Kamji where a portion of the highway was washed away.
The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

91 pledge to donate their eyes

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However, the only cornea surgeon being on EoL is an issue that the eye bank faces currently 

Eye Bank: Despite the opening of an eye bank at the Thimphu referral hospital about two years ago, no cornea transplants could take place so far with the only cornea surgeon gone on extraordinary leave.

The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

Measures taken to prevent water borne diseases

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Medical: Despite heavy rain and floods inundating properties and settlements in places like Gelephu, Sarpang and Phuentsholing, no reports of communicable diseases have been recorded by health facilities, according to health officials from these areas.

Eight villages cut off in Athang

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Bridges in Athang, Laya and Lunana were washed away

Connectivity: At least three bazams or wooden bridges in Athang gewog, Wangdue have been washed away following heavy rainfall since last week leaving more than eight villages totally cut off.

Flood alarm in Chamkhar sends people running

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Flood: Early warning sirens that went off at around 1:30am yesterday sent the people of Chamkhar town in Bumthang scurrying about, trying to reach higher ground.
The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

Centralising information flow

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As forecast, the weather improved slightly yesterday.

His Majesty The King remains in the south and on the ground, personally assessing and leading protection, relief and recovery works. We can ask for no better example of leadership.

Heavy rains likely to continue

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Weather: Heavy rains are likely to continue at least until the end of August according to the weather report that the Department of Hyro-Met Services submitted to the Prime Minister.
The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

Large number of epileptic patients in Bhutan

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However, accurate data to deduce the degree of the problem and required medical equipment to treat the disorder are lacking

Medical: Some 67 new cases of epilepsy were registered with the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital’s psychiatry department in Thimphu last year.

The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

Committee to address land encroachment

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Land: The Dzongkhag Tshogdu of Mongar decided to form  a local government committee to resolve encroachment on state-owned and private registered land.
The flooded PHPA-II dam site

PHPA-II dam construction site flooded

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However, the project’s managing director says there will be no delay or extra expenses incurred
Flood: A swollen Punatsangchhu spilled over the Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority (PHPA)-II coffer dam and flooded the main dam construction site yesterday.
Mitigation works were carried out to prevent the Omchhu from flowing into Phuentsholing town

Flood waters recede in Phuentsholing

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Gomtu A 11-year-old boy was washed away by the Sukti river in Gomtu yesterday. The incident occurred at around 2:30pm. The class IV student had gone swimming with his friends in the river. The boy was not found as of yesterday.
The Taklai river in Umling submerged more than 60 acres of cultivated paddy fields

Gelephu cut off

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The only link remaining to the town is from Dadgari in Assam, which is also flooded
Disaster: Continuous rain in Gelephu yesterday caused more damage threatening settlements between Setikharey and Dhawlakhola.