Recognising their excellent teamwork to achieve their target and securing the first position amongst the 19 electricity service divisions (ESD), Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay awarded appreciation certificates and rewards to Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC)’s ESD employees of Lhuntse.

The employees of Lhuentse were recognised for their bill collection efficiency, loss reduction, customer satisfaction, physical verification and safety.

The best transmission service division (TSD) was awarded to the employees of Gelephu for their contribution in restoring power during the 2016 monsoon floods and relocating towers and difficult terrain.

The best support service department (SSD) was awarded to the human resource and administration service for the quality services provided, the time taken for service delivery and rendering exemplary support to the corporation’s employees.

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, while gracing the BPC day in Kedheykhar in Mongar on July 2, awarded certificates, rewards and memento for 10 retired employees of BPC who worked for more than 24 years to 40 years.

Lyonchhen thanked BPC for its 15 years of service.

He said that as of April 2017, 89,595 households have been electrified under the rural electrification scheme. “This is 99.97 percent electricity coverage.”

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that is a huge achievement for BPC.

He said people have been carrying cables, poles and transformers in remote parts of the country in order to connect electricity. “The Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service has also helped in rural electrification.”

Meanwhile, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay also visited Kedheykhar Lungtok Choeki Gatshel Shedra where he met the students of Mongar schools who were enrolled for monastic education during their mid-term break.

He informed the gathering that the government is establishing a water commission to provide water solutions throughout the country.

Drepong gup Sangay Tenzin said that budget has been allocated for the rural water and sanitation scheme (RWSS). There are 17 RWSS in the gewog.

Tashi Phuntsho | Mongar