Operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal: TCB

Residential properties like buildings, apartments and bungalows are being operated as tourist accommodation and catering tourist services in the country. However, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) maintained that operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal. Most of these accommodations are listed on online travel booking sites called Airbnb which is used globally. Airbnb is […]

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Nu 15bn allocated for flagship programs in 12th Plan

In the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), a total budget of Nu 15bn is allocated for flagship programs from the capital outlay, according to the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Annual Report 2018-19. Flagship program is one of the new features in the 12th FYP. Flagship programs are aimed at addressing national level issues requiring […]

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Govt. assures to look into lowering power tariff for industries

The government is keen to look into all the issues that the biggest industrial hub in Pasakha currently faces including reducing the power tariff or maintaining status quo, according to economics affairs minister Loknath Sharma during his recent visit to Pasakha. The industries in Pasakha grapple with numerous internal and external obstacles have considered power […]

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BoB sanctions Nu 73 mn PSL loan for non-agri CSI

The bank has the highest number of applicants for agriculture CSIs Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has sanctioned priority sector lending (PSL) loan amounting to Nu 73.19mn for non-agriculture cottage and small industry (CSI) so far. The highest amount has been sanctioned to non-agri CSI as compared to agriculture CSI and integrated agri CSI. There were […]

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Residents hope for development with Kholongchu colony construction

Though pre-construction work at the Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) project is completed, Trashiyangtse residents are worried that there are no signs of any major activities. Some residents said they had high expectations from the project but in the last four years, there are no signs of any development. However, residents in Yangtse said that […]

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Shazops in Trashiyangtse face raw material shortage

The craft of making wooden bowls like Dhapa and Dza, called Shazo, is booming today in Trashiyangtse unlike other traditional crafts. Trashiyangtse is not just known for being the winter home to the endangered black-necked cranes and the popular Choeten Kora, but it is also well known for its traditional wooden bowl, dhapa. Shazops say […]

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Poultry cooperatives challenged by government farms

Eggs seem to be available everywhere in the country at reasonable prices with egg sufficiency accomplished or so it seems. Poultry cooperatives are being challenged by government poultry farms, import of eggs from border towns and, rising feed price. A dozen eggs cost Nu 94 that is Nu 7.8 per egg in the Centenary Famers’ […]

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