Works to connect Phuentsholing-Samtse highway begin

Works on connecting Phuentsholing-Samtse highway began last month. The work is awarded to Chimi RD Constructions Private Limited and Shivam, an Indian contractor under Joint venture project in May.  Currently, the unpaved road along Amochhu river bank is used by the travellers. The contractor is mobilizing resources and constructing the camps. They will start works […]

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Residents underrepresented in Thromde elections

Despite the majority of residents living in the four Thromdes in the country, only a handful of voters elected their Thrompon (mayor) in the past two local government elections. Thimphu Thromde has an estimated population of 115,000 but only 1,335 people elected the Thrompon. While Phuentsholing Thromde has nearly 28,000 residents, only 182 people elected […]

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Exporters express the need to involve community in mining activities

Exporters who are engaged in the mining sector feel the importance of involving the community in mining activities in the country. This was evident when the Member of Parliament’s economic affairs committee met with the Exporters Association of Bhutan (BEA) and the Association of Bhutanese Industries for suggestion and feedbacks on the Mines and Minerals […]

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Local govts. want additional human resources for GC road takeover

As per the Cabinet directive in May this year, the Department of Roads (DoR) was asked to hand over the 205 GC roads to LG and DoR is working on the modalities Most Gups across the country are positive that local government (LG) would be able to handle the construction, maintenance, and operation of gewog […]

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