Opposite Effect: Pay Commission’s recommendation to widen the gap

The financial implication of the pay revision is estimated at Nu 17.9bn over the next four years The Fourth Pay Commission’s recommendations, if implemented as it is, are likely to further deepen income disparity in the country instead of narrowing the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The Pay Commission has recommended 29% to […]

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Pemagatshel dzong construction to complete by June next year

With 85 % of the physical work completed and a newly designed map for the tower and dratshang approved, project officials are confident that the new Pemagatshel dzong in Denchi will be completed by June 2020. Initially the deadline of the dzong construction was 2018, but later the deadline was revised until June 2020 due […]

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Local noodle manufacturers lose out to imported products

The country’s first instant noodle manufacturer, KP Noodle, has been shut for over five months now Local noodles and chips manufacturers are struggling to remain afloat amid stiff competition from imported products that have flooded the market. The domestic market is in fact saturated with imported instant noodles and chips from India, Thailand, Korea and […]

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Phuentsholing Thromde in need of more engineers

The Thromde has asked the works and human settlement ministry for an urban planner and a designer As the current engineers working for different departments of the Phuentsholing Thromde are already occupied and overburdened with their works, the Thromde is in need of more engineers. With development works in full swing, the existing strength of […]

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Toxicology laboratory finally begins operation

Despite the plan to establish a the toxicology laboratory for the last 10 years, the laboratory finally sees the light of day from January this year In what comes as a relief to ascertain from natural death to drug overdose, the much-awaited forensic toxicology laboratory has finally become functional at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National […]

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RICBL restructured to improve process, system and profitability

Restructuring, it’s envisioned, would help RICBL become one of the best organizations in the country The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) has completed restructuring works of the organization in January this year by centralizing risk management and decentralizing operations. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RICBL, Karma, said all the operations will be […]

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