10 young entrepreneurs identified for COVID-19 response

Ten young aspiring entrepreneurs will bring their business solutions to the table to solve the challenges created by COVID-19 pandemic. Loden Foundation in partnership with UNDP has selected 10 entrepreneurs and they will address emerging challenges posed by the Covid-19 through agricultural production, job creation, or tackling new needs using innovation, technology and nature-based solutions. Entrepreneurs […]

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Build Bhutan project to engage 7,000 job seekers in construction sector

The Build Bhutan project, one of the initiatives, spearheaded by the labor ministry, as  part of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP) targets to engage 7,000 job seekers including those who are laid-off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government plans to address the gap in shortage of workforce in the construction sector […]

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Schools are not ready to re-open, says Committee

The pandemic is on the rise and schools are not yet ready to re-open, said the Parliamentary Committee on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response said about the government’s decision to re-open the schools in a phased manner by June this year. The Prime Minister has issued directives to prepare reopening of schools in the country from […]

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Marijuana abuse, an increasing trend, after border lockdown

Figures compiled by the Punakha police show an increasing trend of marijuana abuse in the dzongkhag over the past two months possibly due to the short supply of contraband across the border. From March till date Punakha police have registered 15 cases of marijuana abuse and illicit trafficking of NDPs with 38 people arrested. Nine […]

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Project Sherab and HOPE-COVID initiate activities to help fight the pandemic

Project SHERAB (Supporting Holistic Education for Reflective Action and Behaviour) is an initiative of the alumni of the Foundational Leadership Programme-2 (FLP-2), Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS). The goal of Project SHERAB is to contribute towards maximizing Gross National Happiness and developing the philosophy of Bhutan. On an annual basis, the alumni […]

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No reason for people to panic and worry –PM

The 59-year-old partner of the American tourist, the first patient of COVID-19 case in the country, tested positive yesterday morning, but Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that there is no reason for people to panic and worry. “There is no risk for the people since the patient was under quarantine for 14 days. There […]

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Volunteer teachers form group to help during COVID-19

Around 2,770 volunteer teachers from schools in Paro, Punakha, Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang and other parts of Bhutan have formed a group called Teachers of Bhutan Volunteers (VTOB) to offer services to the king, country and the people amidst the pandemic scare. The first online coordination meeting was held with more than 1,200 teachers on March […]

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Business at Taktsang base comes to a halt after COVID-19

The once bustling handicraft and fast food market at the base of Taktsang Monastery at Paro is seeing just a trickle of vendors and customers after the COVID-19 was confirmed in the past weeks. The businesses include vendors who sell walking sticks, handicraft products and jewelry. Fast food business had also been soaring in the […]

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Consignments halted at certain entry points due to COVID-19

Some of the consignments coming from third countries have been halted at certain entry points due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the world. Import and exportagents in the country expressed their concern that the consignments are being detained and causing demurrage at the airport and ship port. Managing director of Tamu Worldwide Shipping private […]

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