Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during his gewog visit to Gongdue gewog in Mongar, on October 26 said that the government is working on supplying electricity to the remote chiwogs of Pekari and Kumadzong.

There are 24 households in these two chiwogs without power supply. The people have been using solar energy over the years to light their homes and firewood to prepare food.

Prime Minister told the people that their problem would be solved soon. He said that according to the people, solar power is unreliable. “You must be aware of a survey to connect the power lines. When this completes, it is the government’s responsibility to supply electricity to all the households.”

He also asked the gewog, drungkhag, and dzongkhag administrations to investigate and submit a budget proposal to the government to address the drinking water shortage in Gongdue. Gongdue and Silambi are among the remote gewogs in Mongar.

Including Gongdue and Silambi in Mongar, the Prime Minister has completed visiting 192 gewogs.

He informed the people that Yangbari gewog road is well constructed and a discussion will be held with the works and human settlement ministry to start blacktopping the road. As per the ministry’s priority, the blacktop will be done for the 108km road from Silambi gewog to Gondue.

Blacktopping has not begun yet, the prime minister said because, road has just been constructed and its base course is not well settled.  To solve the water problem, he urged the gewog office to work with the drungkhag and dzongkhag administration in locating a water source and to report to him.

Tashi Phuntsho