STCBL launches three new car models

Toyota’s local partner State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) launched Innova Fortuner, Crysta and Coaster bus on July 13 at Hotel Taj Tashi, Thimphu. Toyota cars are known for being environment-friendly aligning with Bhutan’s pursuit of Gross National Happiness. Economic Affairs Minister Lekey Dorji who graced the launch said that though Bhutan is a […]

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Indian suppliers stop buying industrial by-products

Industries in Pasakha are looking for alternative destinations to dispose by-products from raw materials since the Indian Customs has asked Indian suppliers to refrain from procuring these from Bhutan. . The primary cause for this is because a certificate of origin needs to be produced for these products, which do not originate in Bhutan. The […]

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Condom vending machines to be installed by September

  Insert Nu 5, and voila! Pops out three condoms! The service can be availed from condom vending machines, which will be installed by September. A total of 50 condom vending machines to be distributed across the country have reached Phuentsholing and are waiting quality check by Ministry of Health (MoH) officials. Talking to Business […]

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Labor ministry to cancel overseas recruitment agent’s license

Following allegations of being duped reportedly by 23 girls sent to Dubai   Following allegations by 23 girls that Yarphel Overseas Recruitment Agent cheated them by making false promises about their work in Dubai, the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) conducted an investigation after which the ministry decided to cancel the agent’s license. […]

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Exports from Pasakha industries come to a halt after GST

The failure of custom officials in Jaigaon to move to online taxation system has impacted exports from Phuentsholing After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) became effective in India on July 8, industries in Pasakha near Phuentsholing have not been able to export anything so far. This, according to industrialists, is because the land customs […]

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Ferrosilicon industries face raw material shortage

Indian quartz is most sought after by ferrosilicon industries in Pasakha All the ferrosilicon industries of Pasakha Industrial Estate nowadays are facing a shortage of Indian quartz, the primary raw material to produce ferrosilicon. The shortage started from early March this year. The prime reason, according to the industries, is the closure of mines illegally […]

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