To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and to mark the Social Forestry Day on June 2nd 2018, the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) joined the nation in tree plantation program across the country. BPC carried out tree planation program in three locations with support from developing partners and community people. Environment & GIS Division, Corporate Services, BPC, Thimphu coordinated these programs with unwavering support from concerned project offices and their contractors.
In Thimphu, 66kV Transmission Project office, Changedaphu in collaboration with the contractors, CDCL and GE T&D India Limited carried out plantation of about 300 saplings of Chirpine (Pinus roxburghii) and Oak (Quercus spp.) at Tsalumarphey, Debsi Phakha, Babesa. The team also conducted a small cleaning campaign in that area right after plantation program.
In Zhemgang, the 400kV Mangdechhu Transmission Line Project Division Office-I, Tingtibi with the contractor M/s. Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. in close collaboration with Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, carried out the plantation program at Berti Community Forest, Berti village under Trong Gewog. A total of 150 saplings of champ (Michelia spp.) and 125 saplings of Teak (Tectona grandis) were planted in Berti Community Forest and supplied to 26 households in Berti village with one number of Mango (Mangifera indica), Litchi (Litchi chinensis), Walnut (Juglans regia) and Avocado (Persea spp.) saplings for each household.
Similarly, in continuation to the Social Forestry Day event, the 132 kV Project Office, Kanglung, Trashigang in partnership with the contractor, M/S Shyama Power India Limited carried out tree plantation program on 3rd June 2018 at Thrizor and Barshong under Khaling Gewog. A total of 150 numbers of saplings of Mapple (Acer campbellii), Chenju Shing/Pipli (Exbucklandia populnea) and Zala shing (Schima wallichii) were planted.