Construction bidding system riddled with flaws: CAB

Most contractors have to bid low in the currrent award bid system which compromises quality and standard of work. The contractors bid low to service bank loan, pay salary to their often job-hopping employees and stay afloat in the market. “It is proven that low bid invites high competition, minimum quality and low performance in […]

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Replacing Indian day workers alarms local traders in Samdrup Jongkhar

Businesses across the southern border towns remained mostly closed during this week’s Assam and Bengal elections, which even saw the country’s bustling commercial hub, Phuentsholing, turn into a ghost town overnight Every time an election takes place across the border, it is a reminder of how hopelessly dependent Bhutanese traders are on the Indian day […]

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Oriens and MagneSSa declared Ponzi schemes

The mode of operation of business involved in the two popular new businesses entities – MagneSSa and Oriens are pyramid schemes and unethical, according to an inference from a relevant stakeholders’ meeting held recently. Recently, MagneSSa and Orienshave spread rampantly in the country.More than thousands of people are involved in the business in the country. […]

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Not all is well for tenants of new NHDCL housing colony

Tenants moved into the new housing colony early this year Barely four months after tenants moved in to the new housing colony at Toribari in Phuentsholing, life has been far from comfortable. Faced with acute water shortage, absence of waste disposal bins and pollution caused by billowing dust from the unpaved road below, the tenants […]

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‘Mental health is ignored the world over, not just in Bhutan’

Dr. Chencho Dorji, Bhutan’s first psychiatrist and recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship award talks to Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema on the country’s mental health landscape and issues plaguing the happy country. He is currently a professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Post-Graduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. […]

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Bhutan and UN’s FAO develop five year plan to improve food and nutrition security

Bhutan and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have developed a five-year Country Programming Framework (CPF) on technical cooperation and partnership to improve food and nutrition security in Bhutan last week. The CPF is also designed to help safeguard and sustainably manage the uses of the country’s natural resources as well […]

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