KP Sharma

To enhance coordination and communication among de-suups during their ground duties, the de-suung headquarter established four coordinating hubs in Thimphu, coinciding with the celebration of the 12th Royal Wedding.

These hubs will function as information centres for de-suups, providing logistical support and improved facilities for their duties.

His Majesty The King commissioned the construction of these centres following the pandemic, locating them strategically in four key areas: Motithang, Chang Gidaphu, Taba, and Babesa.

These hubs are situated in regions vulnerable to natural disasters and will significantly contribute to our nation’s disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

This initiative, according to the de-suung office, represents a significant milestone in their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of communities.

The de-suung headquarter expressed their dedication to these Desuung Hubs for disaster management response, emphasising unity, preparedness, and compassion.

Tandin Dorji, the Chief Planning Officer at the de-suung headquarter, highlighted the past challenges of finding suitable gathering places for de-suups before and after their work for briefings.

These new hubs will boost the efficiency of community work and reduce travel costs for de-suups from remote areas who won’t need to travel far from their proximity.

The hubs will start registering members based on their station locations, and the respective centre gojays will maintain records of activities within their centers.

Tandin Dorji also mentioned the issues faced by de-suups during the pandemic, such as restroom facilities and logistics, stating that “De-suups had to seek permission from residents to use toilets during the lockdown, which created some inconvenience.”

Tshugla Lopon, who presided over the inauguration as the chief guest, praised the work and community services provided by de-suups during the pandemic and other critical times.

He said that de-suups, as the guardians of peace, should continue to serve as exemplary role models for the country and its people.

The de-suung headquarter said that they have already established de-suung offices in all dzongkhags under the supervision of dzongkhag gojays.

There is also a plan to construct coordination hubs in remote gewogs and chiwogs of other dzongkhags.

According to records maintained by the de-suung office, more than 41,000 de-suups have received training.