‘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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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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‘Bhutan is such a rich and original country and does not exist anywhere else in the world’

Sabine Verhest studied journalism and photography. She works for La Libre Belgique, a daily leading Belgium newspaper, where she first covered the Europen Union and then directed the International Desk. She is now an International reporter, especially covering South-East Asia. In 2012, she published a book on Tibet. For her recent work on Bhutan, she […]

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All penalties that will merit an issue being violated under the laws of the Land would be invoked

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has drafted the Social Media Rules and Regulations prior to the upcoming 2013 elections. During the election period, the policy is to be followed by political parties and voters alike. The Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan Dasho Kunzang Wangdi talks to Business Bhutan reporter Saraswati Sundas on the social […]

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