Improved toilets in Samtse

SNV, Public health engineering department & Samtse district administration achieves milestones in conducting Community development for Health (CDH) workshops & training of local people to bring about improved sanitation facility. 

Biodigester training in Punakha

Training of District Livestock Extension Officers and Masons in ‘Construction, Supervision, Operation & Maintenance of Fixed Dome Biodigester’ from 9 - 20th March, 2015 in Punakha.

WASH Triggering Workshop

On 7 & 8th March, a CDH workshop was conducted in Jigme Village, Dorokha Drungkhag, Samtse District to facilitate and make the community realise, self-discover, create ownership and eventually take collective actions for improving the sanitation and hygiene status of their community.

Second PES agreement signed in Bhutan

The second Payment for Environmental Services (PES) agreement in Bhutan was signed on 23rd March, 2015 for 5 years between the Burkhey Watershed Community and a group of Industrial houses in Pasakha, Phuntsholing for the supply of drinking water.

Climate-smart Agriculture

On March 10th, the beneficiaries of Chuzagang & Sershong geogs under Sarpang district came together to frame by-laws for a water user association (WUA), under Taklai irrigation scheme. This scheme is the biggest irrigation scheme in terms of length, area coverage & number of beneficiaires.  

Behaviour Change Communication

For the first time in Bhutan, an Asian regional learning event on Behaviour Change Communication in sanitation & hygiene is underway in Paro, from 9 to 12 March, 2015. There are participants from six countries. The event is organised by SNV Bhutan & Public Health Engineereing Division, Ministry of Health.

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118 masons, 24 female and 94 male, have been trained to provide technical services in toilet construction in Samtse district.

SNV Bhutan was represented by Binai Lama, Senior Advisor & Sector Leader in a two days’ workshop in New Delhi (April 30-May 1, 2015), organised by CUTS International, India.

CSA project continued to provide support to Chukha & Samtse districts.

The first ever Payment for Environmental Service (PES) contract in Mongar was renewed for a second term of five years, with the signing ceremony held on April 9th, 2015 in Mongar.

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Kencho Wangdi,
Country Representative
SNV Bhutan Country Office
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Thimphu Bhutan 
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