‘India is proud of the accomplishments of the Kingdom of Bhutan’

The new Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Thukten Zangpo about her appointment, the bilateral ties between Bhutan and India, priorities for Bhutan and India, Bhutan’s 12th Plan and democracy in Bhutan. Ambassador Kamboj is the first woman Ambassador of India to Bhutan. She joined the Indian Foreign Service […]

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‘Under cutting is illegal and defaulters if caught with evidence can be penalized’

The Director General of Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul, talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on taking tourism to the top. Q. Personally how different do you find working in an organization like Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) from a Dzongkhag administrator before? A. Interestingly, so far I have not felt any difference […]

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’The government is open and willing to accommodate interventions’

The minister for information and communications, Karma Donnen Wangdi, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the World Press Freedom day and the media in Bhutan. Q. Bhutan’s press freedom ranking has improved to 80 from 94 last year. What could be the possible reasons for the improvement? A. I am happy that Bhutan […]

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‘Mental health is ignored the world over, not just in Bhutan’

Dr. Chencho Dorji, Bhutan’s first psychiatrist and recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship award talks to Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema on the country’s mental health landscape and issues plaguing the happy country. He is currently a professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Post-Graduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. […]

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In-conversation with the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission

The Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Dasho Karma Tshiteem, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar up on the successful completion of five-year term as the second commissioner and his achievements and challenges. Q. Upon the end of a successful term as the second commissioner, what are the most satisfying memories that […]

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‘I will strive to work even harder to develop football within Bhutan’

President of Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) UgenTsechup Dorji talks to Business Bhutan’s reporter DechenDolkar on becoming an executive member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) during the 29th AFC congress held in Malaysia on April 6, how has football changed in Bhutan and the challenges plaguing football development in the country. UgenTsechup Dorji will represent […]

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‘We need to tighten our keras (belt) and stand our ground when intimidated, especially when we are right’

The newly appointed Executive Director of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB), Namgay Zam, talks to Business Bhutan’s Senior Reporter Chencho Dema on joining JAB, challenges faced by the journalists in the country, media professionalism and professional standards, and the roles of journalists. Congratulations on your appointment as the Executive Director of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan […]

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‘We have to focus more on technology and make our system more robust’

The Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Bhutan (BoB), Pema Namgyel Nadik, took over the helm of the bank in April 2013. He joined BoB as a board director in 2007 and was the deputy CEO (business development) in 2010. He also worked with Drukair for 17 years. Having had served as the CEO of […]

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‘With Bhutan graduating from LDC, mobilizing aid will be difficult’

The Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Thinley Namgyel, talks with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Dechen Dolkar on the roles and mandate of GNHC, five year plan drafting process, Bhutan’s graduation from LDC and challenges, and the incorporation of political pledges into the five year plans. He was appointed as Secretary of GNHC on […]

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‘Our vision is to make Bhutan the safest to live and work in South Asia’

His Majesty The King promoted Colonel Chimi Dorji, the Chief of Police, to the rank of Brigadier at a ceremony in Tashichhodzong on February 18. Brigadier Chimi Dorji was commissioned into the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in 1985. He was then appointed as the Chief of Police in 2016 and he is also a recipient […]

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