His Majesty in Sarpang

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Deki Lhaden

22 July 2016: His Majesty The King met with the shop­keep­ers whose shops were washed away by flood and in­spected the ar­eas dam­aged, in Sarpang. His Majesty also met with the dzongkhag of­fi­cials and oth­ers in­volved in re­lief ef­forts.

Due to heavy rain over the past few days, the Sarpang river broke its banks and grad­u­ally swept away the shops of the road­side mar­ket. Upon re­ceiv­ing Royal Com­mand, a re­lief team com­pris­ing of Royal Bhutan Army per­son­nel, po­lice, govern­ment of­fi­cials, and DeSu­ups, joined by lo­cal vol­un­teers, be­gan re­lief work im­me­di­ately af­ter the breach to evac­u­ate the en­tire mar­ket.

The shop­keep­ers and their fam­i­lies are safe, and food and shel­ter have been pro­vided for those of need of as­sis­tance. The re­lief team con­tin­ues to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion.

The Royal Bhutan Armed Forces and the rel­e­vant govern­ment agen­cies are on high alert across the south­ern belt.

In the evening, His Majesty vis­ited ar­eas along the Maokhola River, in Gele­phu, to as­sess dam­ages and risk posed to struc­tures around it. A wa­ter treat­ment plant which sup­plies wa­ter to the Gele­phu Thromde is among the struc­tures along the river which would be af­fected by ris­ing lev­els.

His Majesty ar­rived in Gele­phu yesterday.

Per­son­nel from the Armed Forces, Forestry, var­i­ous govern­ment agen­cies and DeSu­ups are among those who con­tinue to of­fer ser­vices as part of re­lief ef­forts dur­ing the flood­ing in Sarpang and other re­gions across the coun­try. Joined by lo­cal vol­un­teers, the team has been work­ing to­gether to en­sure that peo­ple are kept from harm’s way, and the flood­wa­ter does not ob­struct roads or cause ad­di­tional dam­ages. Such groups are on high alert across the coun­try.

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