Celebrating 74 years of United Nations in Bhutan

The 74th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization in Bhutan was celebrated on October 24, 2019 at the Tara Lha-den Zhingkham in Pangrizampa, Thimphu. The celebration was graced by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck as the Guest of Honour. The event was attended by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

Read More

Moving from print to online cited as sustainable option for private media

From 11 private newspapers in the country, the number has dropped down to six. The newspapers that closed shop are Bhutan Observer, Druk Neytshuel, Bhutan Youth, Druk Melong and Druk Yoedzer while the rest are barely surviving. Factors like digitalization and lack of advertisements from the government and other sources have been cited as the […]

Read More

Drukair gets latest generation ATR 42-600

Airline renews fleet with turboprop featuring cutting-edge avionics for performance in challenging conditions   The country’s national flag-carrier, Drukair, took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft on Tuesday. The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions, according […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

188 graduates receive joint diploma certificate during RITH’s 2nd Convocation ceremony

The Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) hosted its Second Convocation ceremony in Thimphu, coinciding with its foundation day, on October 15. The occasion was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials and relevant representatives from both governmental and private organizations, including representatives from Bhutan and Austria. During the […]

Read More

Third Bhutan-Thailand Joint Trade Committee concludes

Bhutan and Thailand came up with a work plan to collaborate more in the area of promoting export of agriculture products, handicraft, branding of SMEs (e-commerce), and assistance in developing single window during third meeting of the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held from September 26 to 27 in Thimphu. The meeting reviewed the decisions taken […]

Read More

WFP’s Menu Optimizer Tool (PLUS) selected for World Expo 2020

A menu optimizer tool called PLUS initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the nutrition programme is one of the Global Best Practice projects selected to be showcased for the World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai in October 2020. Bhutan is the country of implementation of the tool. The Expo’s […]

Read More

Samtse-Tendu secondary highway maintenance to begin

The Department of Roads (DOR) will start maintaining Samtse-Tendu Secondary National Highway soon. The road from Samtse is in desperate need of immediate attention. The work is expected start from November, according to DOR.  The 75-km road which passes through ten gewogs of Samtse dzongkhag is currently mostly filled with potholes posing difficulties for commuters. […]

Read More