Nu 850mn proposed for construction of three ministries’ offices

The new MoWHS guidelines will be implemented for the construction of new public offices The government has approved the construction of the offices of three ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the 12th Five Year Plan. The government has formed a task force team to study […]

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Adopting old civic culture in new urban situations provides strong social support

Changing cultural landscape in the world due to urbanization calls for better efforts to safeguard and adopt old civic cultures of the rural villages in new urban situations, said Founder and President of Loden Foundation,  Dr Karma Phuntsho He made these assertions during the third World Third Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage held from October […]

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Agriculture minister emphasizes on food self-sufficiency in Sakteng

Agriculture and Forests Minister Yeshey Penjor emphasized on the need for the country to become food self-sufficient in the wake of the World Food Programme (WFP) withdrawing their support during the World Food Day, which was observed at the Sakteng Lower School in Tashigang last week. Addressing the gathering, the minister stressed on the importance […]

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Mini dry port to be used as temporary parking for potato trucks

The government has also allocated Nu 2mn to procure two more potato grading machines Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) will now use the completed mini dry port in Phuentsholing as temporary parking space for potato trucks coming to the auction yard. With an increasing number of trucks parking at the yard, it has become […]

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Bhutan’s economic growth projected at 7.4% for 2020

Bhutan’s economic growth is expected to jump to 7.4% in the fiscal year 2020 with the commissioning of Mangdechhu power plant and the completion of maintenance work in Tala power plant. Released this week, the World Bank (WB) biannual report titled South Asia Economic Focus is an analysis of the economic situation of South Asian […]

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Vendors at vegetable market in Phuentsholing unhappy over electricity bill

Vendors at the new integrated vegetable market in Phuentsholing are unhappy with the electricity bills that they have paid recently to the operator. The bill amount has reached Nu 630,000 since July. The amount is inclusive of penalty for delaying the payment to Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC). After division, each vendor at the vegetable counter […]

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188 graduates receive joint diploma certificate during RITH’s 2nd Convocation ceremony

The Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) hosted its Second Convocation ceremony in Thimphu, coinciding with its foundation day, on October 15. The occasion was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials and relevant representatives from both governmental and private organizations, including representatives from Bhutan and Austria. During the […]

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