With the handing of the Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) project to Dagana dzongkhag and Kana gewog, more than 200 households in two chiwogs of Khagochen-Dalithang and Pungshi will now have a reliable supply of drinking water.

The project was completed on May 26 and handed to the dzongkhag and gewog on May 28.

Two army personnel from Royal Bhutan Army and 81 desuups along with engineers and experts from the works and human settlements ministry implemented the project.

The Nu 5.8 million worth project built two intake structures, 10kms supply line, three reservoirs, 12 water taps and 4kms distribution line.

Besides the two chiwogs, the water project would supply drinking water to a school and grade I BHU in Dalithang.

A resident, Dorji, said that with the gewog connected with a sufficient drinking water supply now, residents will no longer face water shortage in summer unlike in the past.

He expressed his gratitude to His Majesty The king for providing the community with a reliable water supply.

Another villager, Kinley Tshering, said that despite the water shortage in the community, water supply project couldn’t be implemented without enough budget with the gewog administration. “The source was also far and the water wasn’t clean.”

“The current source, however, was researched and water quality tested thoroughly. It is benefiting every targeted household,” he said.

The water source is at Lunachu, located about 11kms from the nearest road head in Khagochen.

Kana gup, Lhawang Dorji, said the project solved the water shortage problem that the gewog has been facing for a long time.

Chief Justice Chogyel Dago Rigdzin inaugurated the RWSS project.

Chimi Dema | Dagana

Edited by Tashi Dema