MPs assure people of development in Sarpang

Published on Feb 05 2009 // Main News
Gelehu, February 05: National Assembly members from south take up the agenda for development in southern districts, which was stalled after mass eviction in 1990s.
The NA member elected from Sarpang district, who is currently in visit to his constituency, assured people that the district will see series of development activities during 10th five year plan. 
MP Prem Gurung visited Sersong and Gelephu this week to inform people about the projects in 10th plan, recently approved by the government – delayed by a year, and important decisions taken during the second session of the parliament. 
He also briefed the issue of No Objection Certificate (NOC) to southern Bhutanese and deregistration from census citing reasons such as supporting the democratic movement in 1990 for which the government has form a ministerial committee to look into and expressed hope that development will be positive.
According to information given by Gurung during his meeting with people, government plans a bridge in Mau River, improvement in cash crop production, more irrigation channels, roads and electricity to Raidanda and Guang and opening new schools beside those closed since 1990. 
He said the government has taken steps for construction of a domestic airport in Gelephu, where an international airport was proposed earlier. Gurung expressed hope that airport in Gelephu would help develop the district as popular tourist destination. 
Few days back, other Sarpang MP and Minister for Information and Communication Nanda Lal Rai visited Gelephu and assured local people that government will go ahead with construction of airport here. Airport is expected to boost local economy and address unemployment problem to a certain extent. Bhutan News Service