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A hue and cry followed the Sherig Lyonpo’s less than flattering comments on Bhutanese doing cleaning jobs in Australia. His comments were supposedly indicative of an attitude that looks down upon blue-collar jobs as “shitty.” At the end, Lyonpo had to extend an apology to the many whose feathers he

Mini-dry port to facilitate easier international trade

When complete, the mini-dry port at Phuentsholing will enhance producing capacity, facilitate business and promote local produce in the international market, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Lekey Dorji, at the ground breaking ceremony of the port yesterday. Lyonpo said that with the increase in the country’s trade volume from Nu 15bn

NRDCL profit halves

The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited’s (NRDCL) profit after tax (PAT) halved from Nu 15.07mn in 2015 to Nu 7.83mn last year. According to NRDCL General Manager, Sonam Chophel, profit for the financial year was affected because of the write-off provision of stock (stone) amounting to Nu 3.69mn, impairment of assets