Govt. aspires for private sector-driven economy by 2023

Considering the private-sector growth in the country, the government aspires to grow into a private sector-led economy as the nation graduates from Least Developed Country by 2023. This was affirmed in the newly launched annual magazine, “The Executive” marking the government’s completion of its first year since it assumed office on November 7, 2018. The […]

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Kickstarting ‘Made in Bhutan’

Four years ago, after completing his graduation in computer applications, Kuenga Dhendup headed back to his village in Trongsa, central Bhutan, to start an organic farm. “That’s where I wanted to apply my knowledge,” he says, grinning. A year later, his partner, Pema C. Gyaltshen, completed her graduation in environmental science and English and joined […]

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All industries in P/ling to be relocated to Pekarzhing

Phuentsholing Thromde will relocate all the service centers, industries and workshops to Pekarzhing which is around seven kilometers away from the core town.   Industries not only on the state land but workshops, factories, cement go downs and scrap yards operating on private land must be relocated from the main city area. The Pekarzhing Local Area […]

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Brokpas’ Zoedue: a lucrative business in Sakteng

For the last three years, Ap Dorji Drukpa, 61, has been following the same routine every week. He puts fresh cheese into leather bags and leaves them beside the bukhari to ferment. “The longer the fermentation, the higher the medicinal value of the zoedue,” he said. This is because zoedue (fermented cheese) has become a […]

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Bhutan’s economic growth projected at 7.4% for 2020

Bhutan’s economic growth is expected to jump to 7.4% in the fiscal year 2020 with the commissioning of Mangdechhu power plant and the completion of maintenance work in Tala power plant. Released this week, the World Bank (WB) biannual report titled South Asia Economic Focus is an analysis of the economic situation of South Asian […]

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Vendors at vegetable market in Phuentsholing unhappy over electricity bill

Vendors at the new integrated vegetable market in Phuentsholing are unhappy with the electricity bills that they have paid recently to the operator. The bill amount has reached Nu 630,000 since July. The amount is inclusive of penalty for delaying the payment to Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC). After division, each vendor at the vegetable counter […]

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Druna Ghu Cookies wins the best sales pitch at entrepreneurship festival

Druna GhuCookies won the best sales pitch with a cash prize of Nu 25,000 at The Druk Tshongrig Gatoen (DTG). DTG is a celebration of different ideas and outlooks and a festival of innovation and enterprise. DTG festival started on October 17 and will end tomorrow. It is being held in Thimphu as well as […]

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Himalayan Food raises Nu 4.5mn through crowdfunding

Himalayan Food is the second enterprise to successfully raise Nu 4.5mn through Royal Bhutan Securities Exchange’s  (RSEB)crowdfunding platform in two months. Himalayan Food produces varieties of agri-based snacks by adding value to raw materials collected from locally grown fruits and vegetables which are certainly nutritious and healthful. Himalayan Food currently produces potato crispy with unique […]

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