Jigmeling Industrial Estate nears completion

Work on site development at Jigmeling Industrial Estate is nearing completion. The office, boundary walls and the security quarters are complete. Almost 50% of the estate is complete so far.                      Jigmeling Industrial Park in Sarpang has an area of 727 acres and is located in Jigmeling, Sarpang. It is about 2.5 km north of […]

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Landlords worry about lack of tenants in Ranibagan

Although the development of Sechamthang (Ranibagan) town in Sarpang is in full swing with mushrooming of multiple buildings, landlords feel that getting tenants will be a huge problem. Apart from the residents of five villages above the town and commuters plying the along Gelephu-Tsirang National Highway, the town does not expect many visitors unlike other […]

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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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EU approves additional funding of 7.3mn euros to Bhutan

The European Union approved an additional funding of 7.3mn euros to Bhutan for the establishment of the National Training Centre for Search and Rescue and the Water Flagship Programme during the visit of Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering to Brussels last week. Lyonchhen was in Brussels to attend the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 at […]

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Finance Minister quizzed on revenue loss due to fiscal incentives

Responding to a question on revenue foregone owing to fiscal incentives during the Question Hour session of the National Assembly yesterday, the Finance Minister said fiscal incentive is a mechanism to boost private sector growth and has benefitted many companies particularly cottage and small industries, and education, health, and agriculture sectors. Member of Parliament (MP) […]

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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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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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