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New foreign exchange regulations in the offing

New foreign exchange regulations in the offing

The draft regulation states that any legal entity that are not banks can apply for a license to operate as an authorized money changer The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) is… Read more »

Nationwide Survey on mining and quarrying underway

Nationwide Survey on mining and quarrying underway

The survey will focus on the air and air quality at the mining areas and its affect on the lives of the people living around the mining area In order… Read more »

Eye donations and Cornea transplants to be held from January

Eye donations and Cornea transplants to be held from January

For the very first time in Bhutan, the national referral hospital in Thimphu will hold an eye donation campaign from January next year. Though the progress has been slow, the… Read more »

Layap Mothers prefer Cerelac to breast feeding

Layap Mothers prefer Cerelac to breast feeding

Breast feeding mothers in Laya prefer Cerelac baby food and bottle feeding over breast feeding to infants, a study conducted on early child care and development practices of the semi-nomadic… Read more »

Bhutan and Haryana could work together for Hydropower

Bhutan and Haryana could work together for Hydropower

If the deal comes through then the power is likely to be harnessed through a long term power purchase agreement under a Joint Venture Bhutan and the Indian state of… Read more »

For sharing Information in the agriculture sector

For sharing Information in the agriculture sector

The consultation was considered timely and relevant for Bhutan as the outcome would help in providing future directions in the agriculture sector Yangchen Zam from Thimphu A regional consultative conference… Read more »

Collateral-Free Lending Scheme flourishing

Collateral-Free Lending Scheme flourishing

The scheme provides loans to entrepreneurs who would have been denied of credit facilities under the normal banking system With more than Nu 78.5mn disbursed this year alone and the… Read more »

Sankosh to have serious implications on environment

Sankosh to have serious implications on environment

Considered one of the biggest hydropower projects in the country, the 2,560 megawatt Sankosh hydropower project, is all set to get a green signal from the Indian government, but the… Read more »

Failed promises of smart ideas

Failed promises of smart ideas

Many Indian goods easily make their ways into the Bhutanese households. But as we, lured by advertisements and catchy statements, consume them, it might be worth rethinking the promises made… Read more »

Developing countries looking for monetary compensation after DOHA

Developing countries looking for monetary compensation after DOHA

Developing countries are pushing for an international mechanism to guard against and help them recover from losses and damage from the negative effects of climate change that people have not… Read more »