Saturday, 30 May 2009

Bhutan : His Majesty the King returns from a weeklong tour to the south

May 29: His Majesty the King returned yesterday to Thimphu following a weeklong tour of Southern Bhutan. During the days of unusually heavy rainfall His Majesty was visiting on foot and studying various affected villages, rivers, services and infrastructure.

His Majesty walked from Umling to Manas area in Gelephu, surveying the Maochhu, Taklaichhu, Lhag-khar-chhu, and other rivers and villages in between the two areas.

After that, His Majesty moved through Panbang across the Drang-mey-chhu and visited Tung-ku-demba, Gerong, Rebati and other villages. After crossing the Changar zam over the Mangdechhu, His Majesty toured the valley and camped along the Darang-chhu. His Majesty proceeded up to Shilangtoe village where His Majesty met the students and villagers of Tashibi and other settlements.

Throughout, His Majesty visited homes, reassured the people and granted Kidu.

Enroute to Thimphu, His Majesty visited the Sunkosh Township in Dagana and flood affected people in Wangduephodrang and Punakha.

His Majesty will proceed to Monggar for the Cadastral Resurvey discussions with the people as soon as study of Kidu measures for people badly affected by the recent rains is completed.

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