‘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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ABI yet to resolve adulterated ferrosilicon case

Almost 700mt of ferrosilicon have been reportedly adulterated along the highways in India The Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) is looking into to resolve adulterated ferrosilicon practices that seem to be happening along the highways in India. The adulterated ferrosilicon consignments are still stuck at respective ports in India.  However, replacement consignments have been dispatched […]

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GST and implications on the Bhutanese economy

In an interview with Business Bhutan’s reporter, Chencho Dema, finance minister Namgay Dorji talks about GST and implications on the Bhutanese economy. Q. Would Bhutan benefit from GST? How will it strengthen the country’s economy? Who all will be affected and how? A. The benefit of GST is mainly to the consumers and the businesses […]

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If an election, particularly the parliamentary one, is messed up it can put on hold the functioning of the entire national system

Some eight months from now Bhutan will hold the second Parliamentary elections. Three political parties in the making have applied for registration and many more candidates have expressed their wish to contest the elections. The Election Commission of Bhutan is also gearing up for the occasion. The Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, shared with […]

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