Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met the people of Samkhar gewog in Trashigang yesterday evening. Lyonchoen told the gathering that he is impressed with the 146 households who have invested in the bio-gas venture and added that others who are interested will also receive support from the government. Lyonchoen highlighted that roads are essential for development and that Samkhar gewog has constructed more than 70km of farm roads which paves the way for Samkhar’s development. Lyonchoen however added that the community should maintain the roads without fully depending on the government. Lyonchoen also commended the people for maintaining the five irrigation channels, having 257 dairy farms and 55 poultry farms. The dairy products from Samkhar are sold in the markets of Trashigang town, Kanglung and Rangjung. Lyonchoen added that the gewog has received only one power tiller from the government till now and promised to provide two more power tillers immediately.
Lyonchoen is accompanied by the education minister and cabinet secretary. (Source: Prime Minister’s Office)