Smoothening ride to gewogs -SJ

Key messages from Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering’s interactions with rural folks and gewog officials in the ongoing tour in Samdrupjongkhar

Notes_SJ

When pandemic closed all doors for us, we had to make the best of what was possible within. Of the programs we considered during the reprioritisation exercise, one that rested on our mind was the activity that would modify the rural life in strides.

Thus we rolled out the laying of granular sub-base (GSB) for all farm roads. Raw materials and equipment required were available within the country, so we didn’t have to worry about the restrictions on import. We could engage our people and not fall back on foreign workers, which of course was far and rare then. Of all, it had the power to create jobs and stir up the local economy.


Notes from SJ

Key messages from Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering’s interactions with rural folks and gewog officials in the ongoing tour in Samdrupjongkhar

PM_SJ

COVID-19 status in the country

It is good to see everyone wearing masks with diligence as we gather here today. This will not just protect you from COVID-19 but many other infectious diseases.

The pandemic disrupted our lives for over two years, and it was more agonising for the people living in the border districts with repeated lockdowns and mandatory quarantine to travel within the country. I am grateful for all the patience and support.


Prime Minister in SJ

Press Release

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Monsoon has tumbled over Samdrupjongkhar. But undeterred, there are encounters, meetings, laughter, and a lot of learning and problem solving, often punctuated by brisk walks and swift drives in between.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is in Phuntshothang today, his sixth gewog since the trip began in Samdrupjongkhar on May 13, 2022. After gracing the Passing out Parade of De-suups at Dewathang, the prime minister stayed back in Samdrupjongkhar to engage with all the gewogs in the dzongkhag.

“I am neither here for ceremonial events, nor am I here for sightseeing,” he tells all the people he meets in the gewogs. “This is a business trip and it must be meaningful. If there are issues that I can resolve immediately, I am here for that. If there are broader issues that need review or consultation, I will work on them with relevant agencies.”