Lease rate for plots in Dhamdum yet to be fixed

Following the completion of the works on the boundary walls, the Dhamdum Industrial Park in Samtse is almost complete now as the Industrial Infrastructure Development Division (IIDD) under the economic affairs ministry waits for approval of the industrial lease rate for the plots. Chief Engineer Kezang Deki said once the proposal for the industrial lease […]

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Unfinished works on Amochhu bridge stall opening of Samtse-Phuentsholing highway

Except for the incomplete works on the much-delayed Amochhu bridge, the roads connecting to Samtse from Phuentsholing and vice versa is almost complete and pliable for motor vehicles. The incomplete works on the Amochhu bridge is the only constriction presently for the opening of the Samtse-Phuentsholing highway. People have already started using the road from […]

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Gasa, only Dzongkhag with zero reported HIV cases

50 people on an average are detected with HIV every year Earlier this week, the media advocacy training on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) and SOGIE (Social Orientation, Gender, Identity and Expression) revealed that Gasa Dzongkhag has no reported cases of HIV cases as of now. However, though the dzongkhag itself did not have any reported […]

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Govt. says economic growth impressive, Opposition disagrees

Although the government will be unable to achieve the 10% economic growth which it had pledged to achieve during its tenure, Finance Minister Namgay Dorji maintained that the growth has been impressive so far compared to the situation it had been when the present government took over in 2013. However, Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho told […]

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Farmers accuse party coordinators of duping them in Tsirang 

People from 10 gewogs out of the total 12 in Tsirang have allegedly accused four member coordinators of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Dzongkhag of having collected money and duping them on the pretext of providing loans. People from the 10 gewogs had appealed this to the Opposition Leader (OL), Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, who […]

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