Revenue deficit & public sector monopoly, major economic challenges: WB

In the short to medium term, large macroeconomics imbalances which translate into twin deficit- a large fiscal gap and a large current account deficit, and public sector being preferred employer are two major government economic challenges, according to the Public Financial Management Performances Report by World Bank. Bhutan’s large current account deficit stands at about […]

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Access to finance, market and skilled labor; bottlenecks to investment climate

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment by World Bank revealed Access to finance, market and skilled workforce are the major factors affecting the investment climate in the country, according to a new World Bank study released yesterday. The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA), which surveyed 13,000 Bhutanese firms, reveals that reforms that encourage Bhutanese firms to […]

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Wizard of Oz: The yellow brick road to confidence

All the way from remote Pemagatshel, 29 students staged The Wizard of Oz with its famed landmark, the yellow brick road, transporting the audience to a world of musical fantasy at Motithang on Monday. Pemagatshel Middle Secondary School (PMSS) students performed the drama, enacting Dorothy and her dog Toto along with their friends who follow […]

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Laboratory outreach program initiated in Tsirang

The first ever laboratory outreach program was initiated in five gewogs of Sergithang, Phuentenchu, Tsirangtoe, Semjong and Barshong under Tsirang Dzongkhag from September 5. Of the total 12 livestock extension centers (LECs) in the Dzongkhag, LECs in the five gewogs are more than 28km away from the Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital (DVH), which makes it inconvenient […]

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Bhutan celebrates International Democracy Day

Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy launched television series “Jurwa” (Changing Times) and a music video “Dear Prime Minister” yesterday at city cinema hall accompanied by talks from the five political parties representatives on the state of democracy in Bhutan, coinciding with the International Democracy Day on Friday. Bhutan is already into its ninth year […]

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