DOR to start widening Sunkosh-Dagapela secondary highway

The Department of Roads (DOR) will soon start widening the Sunkosh to Dagapela secondary highway. The detailed Project Report for the work is complete and the detailed survey is underway. Once, its complete the report will be submitted to Gross National Happiness Commission for approval. The 45-km road will be started next year. The government […]

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MoWHS tops list of ministries with highest fraud and corruption cases

The total unresolved irregularities have gone up to Nu 604.38mn in 2018 from Nu 405mn in 2017 Among the ten ministries, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) has the highest amount of fraud and corruption cases amounting to Nu 11.77mn. This is according the Annual Audit Report 2018 that was launched yesterday. The […]

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Poultry cooperatives challenged by government farms

Eggs seem to be available everywhere in the country at reasonable prices with egg sufficiency accomplished or so it seems. Poultry cooperatives are being challenged by government poultry farms, import of eggs from border towns and, rising feed price. A dozen eggs cost Nu 94 that is Nu 7.8 per egg in the Centenary Famers’ […]

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Major preconstruction works completed at Kholongchu project

With major preconstruction works at the Kholongchu project in Trashiyangtse completed, the project is going to start its main civil works soon as the project has already floated the tenders for the works. Since the beginning of the preconstruction works at the project in September 2015, a total of 31km of access roads and two […]

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Bhutan, Japan sign project for HRD scholarship

Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan V. Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the project for Human Resource Department (HRD) Scholarship in New Delhi on Wednesday. Through this project worth 174mn Yen, the Government of Japan will support Master’s and PhD courses for 10 government officials in […]

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New bridge opening delayed at Singye in Pasakha

Villagers and commuters of Pakchina and Dhungyena under Samphelling gewog are still clueless about when the new bridge across the Singye River near Pasakha Industrial estate will be opened. The bridge which was started in 2007 initiated by Project DANTAK under General Road Engineering Force is not open for traffic.The bridge is an Indian government […]

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PM to visit Brussels for 13th edition of EDD

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering will be visiting Brussels, Belgium, from June 18-19 at the invitation of President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to participate in the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD). The EDD, instituted in 2006 by the European Union (EU), brings together leaders, practitioners, policy and decision-makers to share […]

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Govt quizzed on media harassment and appointment of press secretary

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Panbang constituency in Zhemgang, MP Dorji Wangdi, asked the government about the Prime Minister Office (PMO) harassing the media and rationale behind the appointment of the press secretary during the Question and Answer session yesterday. On the harassment issue, according to MP Dorji Wangdi, the opposition had received information […]

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