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Background:

Gedu Territorial Divisional Forest Office was established in the year 1988. A sub-Divisional Forest Office was first opened at Gedu in 1985 at the old site office of Bhutan Logging Corporation (BLC). Gedu Territorial Forest Division covers entire Chukha Dzongkhag (11 Gewogs) and have total area of 1,991 km2 (769 sq mi).  There are three Range offices (Gedu,Tshimasham and Phuntsholing) and Five beat Offices ( Chapcha, Wangkha, Darla, Kungkha and Pasakha Beat Office) under the Forest Division. The Division is  strategically located  and is a gateway for import and export of Forestry products.

Overall Functions:

  • Ensuring 60% of its area maintained as forest for all times to come Conservation and promotion of sustainable utilization and management of biodiversity, forest and water resources.
  • Meeting the long time need of all the people for wood and other forest produce by placing the division’s productive forest area under sustainable management.
  • Preparations of Annual Management plans, monitoring and evaluation of its implementation by Natural Resources Development Corporation and other relevant agencies.
  • Provide technical guidance and promote people’s participation in management of natural resources.
  • Reduce poverty and enhance development by verifying and issuing forestry clearance for land allotment, road construction, telephone & transmission lines, quarry, mining, etc.
    Plan, prepare and implement Five year plans.
  • Monitor, utilization of forestry resources and implement the relevant laws and rules.

Contact Details:

Divisional Forest office:  05-2822310/ Fax #05-282364    ( dfogedu@gmail.com )

Gedu Range Office:           05-282405

Tshimasham Range:        08-478215

Phuntsholing Range:       05-252322.