Bhutan steps up effort in response to climate change concerns

A project was launched Thursday to advance Bhutan’s National Adaptation Plan focused on water as part of the country’s response to climate change. The project, to be implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), benefits from a US$ 2.7mn grant from the Green Climate Fund, a fund created under the United […]

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Bhutan, Japan sign project for HRD scholarship

Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan V. Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the project for Human Resource Department (HRD) Scholarship in New Delhi on Wednesday. Through this project worth 174mn Yen, the Government of Japan will support Master’s and PhD courses for 10 government officials in […]

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Widening work at Yangtse irks commuters

A motor bike tries to escape from the long queue of traffic above Doksum along the Doksum-Trashiyangste highway. Road widening works along the Doksum-Trashiyangste has closed the traffic and driver Sonam Tobgay manages to get through the narrow parallel lane with much difficulty. “There is no use staying for another more in the heat,” he […]

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Govt. has no authority to regulate interest rates – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Namgay Tshering maintained that the government has no control over regulating interest rates on loans given by the banks during the Question Hour session at the National Assembly yesterday. The finance minister was responding to the query from Member of Parliament from Athang-Thedtsho Constituency Kinley Wangchuk, who asked the finance minister whether the […]

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Finance Minister quizzed on revenue loss due to fiscal incentives

Responding to a question on revenue foregone owing to fiscal incentives during the Question Hour session of the National Assembly yesterday, the Finance Minister said fiscal incentive is a mechanism to boost private sector growth and has benefitted many companies particularly cottage and small industries, and education, health, and agriculture sectors. Member of Parliament (MP) […]

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More than eight acres of maize damaged in Yangnyer gewog

Pests have damaged eight to nine acres of maize plants belonging to about 30 households in Kharza-Leyphu chiwog, Yangnyer gewog in Trashigang. It has been more than a month since the pest suspected to be stem borer has started affecting the corns grown by the villagers. According to the agricultural officials in Trashigang, suspected stem […]

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