Food import from India increases by Nu 144mn

Bhutan’s import of food items from India increased by worth of Nu 144mn this year as compared to 2018. According to Renewable Natural Resources (RNR)statistics on import of major food items from India during January-June this year, the country imported food items worth Nu 2.9bn last year as compared to Nu 3.1bn this year. Rice, […]

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Introducing Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer

Aiming for the stars His Majesty The King has been her role model since childhood. Twenty-five year old Yeshey Choden has high standards as is her occupation as Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer.  “I take inspiration and guidance from His Majesty’s speeches and His Majesty’s every day actions of care and concern for our country,” […]

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ACC finds irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in Buddha Dordenma case

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found out irregularities worth Nu 340.40mn in the embezzlement case of Buddha Dordenma fund involving Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden. The commission has forwarded the case to the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on September 13, appealing the OAG to prosecute Lam Tshering Wangdi and Anim Damcho Choden […]

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MoAF proposes Nu 3.1bn on school and hospital feeding program

With the change in the School Feeding Program (SFP) to National School Feeding Program (NSFP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) has proposed Nu 3.1bn to school and hospital feeding program (SHFP) to supply the schools and the hospitals with domestically produced quality food. MoAF has developed strategies for schools and hospitals including livestock […]

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SAARC Development Fund disburses US$13mn loan for purchase of Drukair ATR 42-600

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) in Thimphu disbursed loan amount of US$ 13mn (around Nu 918mn) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of Drukair ATR aircraft yesterday. This is following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, SDF and Drukair on 13 August 2019. Documents were signed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, CEO […]

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Bhutan Nail Spa – a beauty treat for your fingers

If you need any kind of nail and beautification services, then Nail spa would be a perfect walk in for you. Located next to the Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS) office, below the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) in Chubachu, the one-room cozy apartment houses the Nail spa which Dechen Pelden and her husband Tenzin […]

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‘Above all, the most important thing is to complete the race’

Pelden Wangchuk, 20, from Drujaygang, Dagana stormed to victory in the 10th Tour of the Dragon winning the title of the son of the dragon this year. Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten caught up with him for a question and answer session to find out the secrets to his tenacity and success. Tell us about […]

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Dhamdhum Industrial Park ready for industries

Promoters who have applied for plots in Dhamdum Industrial Park can now start with their industries. Applicants who have completed the approval procedures can start in pocket A. Once the National Land Commission (NLC) completes the procedure by allotting the plots, they can start operation, according to Project Manager Sonam Zangmo. However, the Industrial Infrastructure […]

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