Haa and Gasa need to develop tourism products and infrastructure

Dzongkhag business representatives of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) of Haa and Gasa raised the issue on need to develop tourism infrastructures and products for the promotion of tourists at the dzongkhags. The issue was raised during the two-day annual general meeting of BCCI September 6 and 7. Haa dzongkhag business representative Rinchen […]

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S/Jongkhar gets potato grading machine

The farmers in the east will now have better income with the launch of online auctioning service at Samdrup Jongkhar. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Limited (RSEBL) have installed potato grading machine and online auction portal in FCB’s auction yard aimed at rendering faster, efficient and convenient auctioning […]

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Female farmers guard their crops against wild boars in Bjemina

It is drizzling and wet in Bjemina in Gidakom, Thimphu. Aum Dema, 32, wears her rain-coat, gumboots and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the rain. Aum Dema is ready for the night. She is not going far, but to her guardhouse in the middle of her paddy field. Wild boars have been ravaging her […]

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Bhutan Alternatives raises Nu 8.34mn through crowdfunding

Bhutan Alternatives is the first successful entrepreneur to raise Nu 8.34mn through Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan’s (RSEBL) crowdfunding platform within four weeks. Bhutan Alternatives is a ‘Social Entrepreneur’ with the motto of attaining “Zero-Waste” through maximizing resource recovery for creating sustainable waste management system. Bhutan Alternatives collects e-waste and recycles and refurbishes printer cartridges. […]

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AAC brick users on the rise

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Brick users in the country have increased overtime. The concrete block company started supplying in the Bhutanese market since January, this year. Based in Pasakha, Phuentsholing, Bhutan Ecolite Brix Private Limited (BEBPL) started manufacturing AAC blocks and launched the product this January. It is an FDI and has two Bhutanese shareholders […]

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Stringent law needed to curb digital pornography

In September 2014, a 21-year old woman reported to Bumthang police that her boyfriend had made a sex video of her and circulated via WeChat. The video was made in June 2012 without consent. The suspect was convicted. In another incident a 20-year-old woman lodged a complaint with Pasakha police in Phuentsholing stating that her […]

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Strengthening women’s participation in leadership

Ensuring gender equality is a priority of the government and one of the sustainable development goals. With the launch of Bhutan Women Parliamentary caucus (BWPC) on August 14, the initiative would ensure gender equality in elected offices and leadership by facilitating and organizing support for women to succeed thereby multiplying the number of women role […]

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Exporters express the need to involve community in mining activities

Exporters who are engaged in the mining sector feel the importance of involving the community in mining activities in the country. This was evident when the Member of Parliament’s economic affairs committee met with the Exporters Association of Bhutan (BEA) and the Association of Bhutanese Industries for suggestion and feedbacks on the Mines and Minerals […]

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More journalists leave the industry

The media industry in Bhutan is facing challenges with journalists leaving their profession. The economics of market sustainability has tested journalists to the core. The attrition rate of journalists has been alarming though a study has not been done. Various reasons like pursuit for greener pasture, work load, family problems, no career progression and sometimes […]

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