Three SASEC Road Connectivity Projects in full swing

Three South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)’s projects in Phuentsholing which started last year are in full swing. About 15% of the works are complete as of now and while the remaining works are in progress. The construction of the northern bypass road, the first component of the package starts from the second Bhutan gate […]

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Teenage pregnancy declines in T/gang

Teenage pregnancy cases are on the decline in Trashigang, according to hospital records. In 2015, a total of 49 teenage pregnancy cases were registered with the dzongkhag which reduced to 45 in 205 and 21 last year. A 22-year old mother of one said that she was 17 and in class XI when she became […]

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Local soap & phenyl make it to the shelves

Local laundry items such as soap and phenyl are being produced under the Mountain Mist brand. Mountain Mist produces three types of soap including lemongrass, apple and lavender soap. They also produce two types of phenyl: Tongfu and lemongrass phenyl. Twenty-nine year old Chimi Lhamo, a mother of two, said that her husband introduced her […]

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Roadside food business booms in T/gang

Commuters along the Trashigang-Pam highway usually make a brief stop at the Kheri junction for a quick bite of street food. The vendors are making use of a permanent shelter meant for travellers waiting for transportation. Roadside food vendors remain busy from the early morning hours until late in the morning selling momos, sel roti […]

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Tour operators ambivalent about friendship offers

Tour operators are ambivalent about the special friendship offers that the government has initiated during the lean season in June, July and August. So far, the government has initiated four friendship offers to four countries, Thailand, Japan and Korea including Australia this year. The spokesperson of the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Damcho Rinzin said […]

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