Notice Inviting Tender

The project management unit (PMU), Food Security and Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP) invites sealed bids for the supply of 1) 𝑫𝒓𝒊𝒑 𝑰𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒆𝒕𝒔, 2) 𝑺𝒊𝒍𝒑𝒂𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒏 𝑷𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝑳𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒔 and 3) 𝑴𝒖𝒍𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 to 5 project Dzongkhags (𝑪𝒉𝒉𝒖𝒌𝒉𝒂, 𝑫𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒂, 𝑯𝒂𝒂, 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒕𝒔𝒆 & 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒈). Click here for the tender document. Bids shall be accepted till 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎𝐀𝐌, 𝟓 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 & shall be opened at 𝟏𝟎:𝟑𝟎𝐀𝐌 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲. For further details and clarifications, contact +𝟵𝟳𝟱-𝟮-𝟯𝟱𝟭𝟬𝟳𝟵 or email at

Inauguration of Bir Kulo Irrigation Somlachen village, Dophuchen Gewog, Dorokha Drungkhag, Samtse Dzongkhag 22nd October 2019

His Excellency Lyonpo Lok Nath Sharma, Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs today inaugurated the 2.1 km Bir Kulo Irrigation system, which was constructed by Department of Agriculture through Food Security & Agriculture Productivity Project (FSAPP). FSAPP is funded by Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Trust Fund through the World Bank. It is a five years project which started in 2017-2018 fiscal year and will end on 30th December 2022.

Some of the key features of Bir Kulo irrigation system include:

  1. Type: HDPE pipe-full length, 280mm diameter
  2. Total pipe length: 2.1km
  3. Total command area: 150 acres
  4. Total Beneficiary Households: 53
  5. Total Cost: Nu. 17.5 million

The inauguration was attended by Ms. Kinlay Tshering, Director of Department of Agriculture, Ms. Kesang Tshomo, Program Director of Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) Yusipang, Project officials, Dasho Dungpa and staffs of Dungkhag administration, three gewog gups under the Dungkhag, regional heads and the beneficiaries of the irrigation system.

His Excellency Lyonpo Lok Nath Sharma also formally handed over the Constitution and Bylaws of the Water User Association (WUA) during the inauguration, which was prepared under the coordination of Project Management Unit and Dzongkhag in consultation with the beneficiaries. The WUA is formally called “ Somlachen & Mithun Bir Kulo Irrigation Water Users Association (SMBKIWUA) “

The WUA members were also trained on Operation and Maintenance of the irrigation system by the Project Engineer from Department of Agriculture few weeks ago before the inauguration.


Reported by: PMU, FSAPP