Visit: As a pilot project, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay committed to install a kilometer of electric fencing to address human wildlife conflict for the people of Barshong and Goserling gewogs in Tsirang yesterday.

Lyonchoen also told the people that the six-kilometers farmroad in Toedsang, Barshong gewog, which was outside the plan would now come through and that an excavator would be deployed soon to construct the road.

The people of Barshong expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for visiting their gewog since no minister or the PM had visited their gewog to date. “The need of the people and gewog can only be understood after visiting the place personally and we are hopeful that their visit would bring in development,” a villager said.

Damcho, 60, said that since a majority of people in the gewog do not have television, they are seeing lyonchoen for the first time. “We heard him on the radio but this is the first time we are meeting the Prime Minister personally,” he said.

Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, member of parliament Novin Darlami and Yogesh Tamang, national council member Kamal Gurung and dzongkhag officials are accompanying the PM in the gewog tour.

Lyonchoen also informed the people that by 2017, the government would make power tillers available in all chiwogs.

Barshong gewog is about 30 kilometers away from Damphu town and has 248 households. Lyonchoen will visit Sergithang, Phuentenchu and Tsirangtoe gewogs today.

Yeshey Dema, Tsirang