THREE DZONGKHAGS RECOGNIZED FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen awarded certification of recognition to the three Dzongkhags: Samtse, Tsirang and Thimphu, for their contributions to waste management and environmental activities in their Dzongkhag and Thromde.
An environmental conservation competition on the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ which focuses on environmental activities were conducted nationwide last month.
The Dzongkhags and Thromdes were judged on activities carried out during the environment day on June 4 this year, and on waste management activities carried out since June 4 last year.
Samtse took the first price for constructing 800 biogas digesters and carrying out biogas promotional programs. Whereas Tsirang had activities such as plantation programs, monthly cleaning campaigns and encouraging people to use bamboo plates and cups carried out as the waste management activities.
Thimphu on the other carried out activaties such as plastic recycling projects, and advocacy. The Dzongkhag also enforced on waste segregation at source, ozone park development, converting mini dump yards into micro-gardens and demonstration on turning kitchen water to compost.