Shazo industry booms in Trashiyangtse

The craft of making wooden bowls such as dhapa and dza called Shazo, is booming today in Trashiyangtse unlike other traditional crafts. Trashiyangtse is traditionally known for its dhapas. The people who make dhapas (wooden bowls), cups and containers from wood are called Shazops. Shazo is one of the 13 traditional crafts (Zorig) of the […]

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Trashiyangtse chilies hit the market

Since imported chilies were banned in 2016, the demand for Yangtse chilies has shot up drastically Trashiyangtse’s famous chilies have hit the market with a kilogram costing Nu 120 to 130 in the Dzongkhag and Nu 150 to Nu 250 in other places including nearby Trashigang. A 38-year-old vendor loads three sacks of Yangtse chilies […]

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Hydropower debt increases three-fold

However, the PM reassured that this would be liquidated through the commissioning of ongoing hydropower projects The country’s hydropower project debt has increased to Nu 132.9bn in the 12th Plan. In the 10th Plan, the hydropower debt was just Nu 54mn. However, Lyonchhen  Dasho Tshering Tobgay, talking to the public of Chhukha Dzongkhag, said the debt […]

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Ideas pitched to change Bhutanese dietary habits

If all goes well, the youth of four gewogs of Bongo, Dungna, Samphelling and Metakha in Chhukha may start new and innovative businesses in their respective community soon. 18 youth, mostly school dropouts, pitched business ideas last week, which will not only benefit entrepreneurs, but will also bring positive changes in the dietary habits of […]

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ICIMOD and Bhutan celebrate partner’s day

To strengthen ICIMOD’s engagement and enhance its partnerships in Bhutan, the Bhutan-ICIMOD partner’s day was celebrated as part of the 49th Board of Governors’ (BoG) meeting of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on Wednesday. The five-day BoG meeting from May 14 to 18 reviewed […]

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Former councilors explain reasons for joining PDP

The party’s ideology and the dynamic group of the people in the party, its performance in the past years, a way to come back to main politics and association with the party have been outlined as main reasons by the three former National Council representatives for joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). However, all three […]

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