April 25, 2022:
Water supply Flagship project at Wophu Kidu Settlement launched.
Corresponding to the good Zakar, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Water supply project to channel drinking water at the Wophu Kidu settlement was held yesterday.
With the great concern and affection from the Golden Throne for the livelihood of the Highlander(s), the people of Laya and Lunana are very fortunate to receive land kidu from His Majesty The King at Soenagasa, Punakha on 21st February 2020. The kidu land has been initiated by His Majesty the King with the vision to improve and sustain the livelihoods of the Highlander(s) as their respective winter residences. His Majesty the King has granted land kidu at Wophu for the people of Laya Gewog. They otherwise use to stay in either makeshift huts or pitching tents in open areas or along the paths at Punakha and Gasa avoiding the harsh weather conditions of Laya. Founding a settlement begins with equipping the drinking water, a basic need for everyone, and a profound vision from Golden Throne. Lam Neten, Dasho Dzongrab, Dasho Drangpoen, Dasho OC, DT Thrizin, Tshogpas, and officials Dzongkhag Administration and DeSuung office witnessed the opportune occasion.
Around 197 households with a population of 985 individuals would be benefitted from this project. 1.4 Kilometers water transmission line is expected to be completed in 3 months from now. This is covered under the DeSuung water flagship program in partnership with RGoB. The project was aimed to be implemented by 25 DeSuups. Two RBA personnel are also devoted to the project.
The project will be implemented with full technical support and supervision of the District Engineering Cell in collaboration with MoWHS and the DeSuung Office.