Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary to adopt climate vulnerability measures

The BTFEC-funded project worth Nu 7mn kick starts in july The remote communities of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) will soon be getting electric cookers to ensure that timber species is utilized sustainably and fuel wood consumption is reduced. This is part of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC)-funded project: socio-ecological resilience to reduce […]

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Amochhu River embankment mitigates flood threats

Business houses along the Amochhu River are operating smoothly, unhampered by monsoon rains unlike last year, when the entire left bank was flooded resulting in losses worth millions. Last year, around this time, a flash flood washed away entire structures including workshops forcing business entities to close shop temporarily. However, today, thanks to embankment works […]

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Youth summit encourages dialogue on democracy

The eighth youth summit held from 25-28 July in Thimphu offered youth from various dzongkhags and a cross-section of occupations, a platform to discuss and exchange views on issues of national interest like democracy and effecting change in society. Around 80 youth from Trashigang, Zhemgang, Sherubtse College, and College of Natural Resources among others took […]

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Bhutan needs new tourism products: SAARC CCI president

A major hurdle in unleashing the tourism potential of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) bloc is lack of an integrated transport and people-to-people connectivity. The President of the SAARC Chamber for Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) president, Suraj Vaidya raised the issue saying the region’s poor connectivity, either by road or air, […]

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Contract farming to promote organic agriculture

Gasa dzongkhag is proposing to start large-scale contract farming in order to promote consumption and sale of organic produce. Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer (DAO) Tshering N Penjor said contract farming is agricultural production carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers, which establishes conditions for producing and marketing farm products. “The producer agrees […]

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Amochhu business community in quandary over relocation

Amochhu Land Development and Township Project (ALDTP) is supposed to kick-start soon this year following which more than 40 business establishments along the river bank will have to vacate the area. Some of the businessmen have already submitted applications asking for designated areas for relocation, but the Phuentsholing Thromde is yet to respond leaving them […]

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