Gender inequality – the greatest obstacle to women’s equality and empowerment

It is emphasized that more works need to be done for women’s equality and empowerment While a lot is being done to empower women and narrow down the gender inequality gap both within Bhutan and globally, more emphasis and efforts have been called for women’s equality and empowerment during the launch of the State of […]

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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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Happiness Center – drug abusers’ new home to recovery in Phuentsholing

The two-roomed center, near the Amochhu, accommodates recovering addicts and has been operational for a little more than a month The rain has just stopped. Heavy dumpers roar at the nearby riverbed outside, waiting to load dredged boulders. And inside a small and simple room, Bhup Dhoj Ghalley flips through his daily activity logbook. Few […]

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Phuentsholing Thromde finds it challenging to implement pedestrian way

The Thrompon urges people have to understand the policies and cooperate in developing the Throm and decongest the town While it has been a little more than a week after the Phuentsholing Thromde removed light vehicle parking along three streets in the town, drivers are yet to heed to the new rule. Vehicles are still […]

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Waste issue mounts in the capital

A lack of civic sense and uncontrolled waste disposal along roadsides, riverbanks, and landfills has become a huge problem with garbage piles touching peaks. Thimphu’s only landfill in Memelakha collects around 40.3 Metric Tons (MT) of waste daily and the dry waste segregation site in Babesa collects around 20-25 MT of waste daily. According to […]

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A major push to promote Electric Vehicles

Loan equity for EVs increased to 50% and 23 quick EV charging stations to be installed between 2019-21 To promote low emission vehicles and Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the country, 23 quick EV charging stations will be installed over the course of three years. This is part of the Global Environmental Facility’s (GEF) three-year US$ […]

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