Water shortage in Kanglung expected to end by July

Water shortage in Kanglung will finally be resolved with the construction of two water treatment plants in the gewog nearing completion by July end. Construction works include that of two water treatment plants, four reservoirs tanks and approach roads to the two sources. Two water treatment plants, one in Nimshingdrang and another in ShingchenGoenpa in […]

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Why are millennials and teenagers now picking up trash

Over 2,100 volunteers collected 3,997 sacks of trashes in the mega #trashtag challenge in Bhutan from 12 different dzongkhags  The #TrashTag Challenge is currently going viral among the Bhutanese teenagers and millennials on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The #trashtag challenge requires people to pick a place full of trash, clean up the […]

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Residents find alternative in bio-degradable carry bags

The bags come in varied colors and sizes with prices ranging from Nu 5 to 10 per piece Many residents in Phuentsholing have already begun using bio-degradable carry bags to carry their goods although the ban on plastics is yet to be affective from April 1. The non-woven bags, believed to be bio-degradable, have also […]

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Toxicology laboratory finally begins operation

Despite the plan to establish a the toxicology laboratory for the last 10 years, the laboratory finally sees the light of day from January this year In what comes as a relief to ascertain from natural death to drug overdose, the much-awaited forensic toxicology laboratory has finally become functional at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National […]

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Youth help manage traffic and inspect entry of plastics

They say they receive both appreciation and abhorrence while carrying out their duties More than 20 youths are engaged by the Phuentsholing Thromde in managing traffic and monitoring people carrying plastic bags in the border town of Phuentsholing. Their duties begin from 6 a.m. till 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and […]

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Construction sites need monitoring for safety standards

So far, the regional labor office in Phuentsholing has received nine cases of injuries at workplaces around Phuentsholing since 2017 Safety at construction sites and workplaces has become a concern with workers at most of the sites rarely using safety equipment like boots, helmets, gloves and etc.  The issue has emerged after the recent case […]

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80 EV taxis to be rolled out by year end

The switch to electric vehicles, it is anticipated, would enable the country to cut down fuel import and save millions in fuel costs Since the beginning of the project this year, around 40 taxi drivers in Thimphu have registered with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) to replace their fossil-fueled taxis with electric vehicles. […]

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