Multi-level car parkings not running as expected

A few people use the two multi-level car parking (MLCP) in Thimphu but the management is hopeful the situation would change for the better with the closing of parking areas in Norzin Lam. The MLCP-II, near Thimphu Thromde (municipal) began operations from July 18 and MLCP-I started operations from August 1.  “There are low occupancy […]

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Going digital, safe and affordable transport and supporting media in MoIC’s APA

With a total budget allocation of Nu 1,082.47mn in the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of the information and communications ministry (MoIC) was signed with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday. The five crucial activities in the APA among others are the spillover construction of a film studio in Thimphu and Cinema […]

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Works to connect Phuentsholing-Samtse highway begin

Works on connecting Phuentsholing-Samtse highway began last month. The work is awarded to Chimi RD Constructions Private Limited and Shivam, an Indian contractor under Joint venture project in May.  Currently, the unpaved road along Amochhu river bank is used by the travellers. The contractor is mobilizing resources and constructing the camps. They will start works […]

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Local govts. want additional human resources for GC road takeover

As per the Cabinet directive in May this year, the Department of Roads (DoR) was asked to hand over the 205 GC roads to LG and DoR is working on the modalities Most Gups across the country are positive that local government (LG) would be able to handle the construction, maintenance, and operation of gewog […]

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FCB procures 50MT of cardamom through buy-back scheme

Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) has explored and managed to find customers for more than 50 Metric Ton (MT) of cardamom that was bought from the farmers through buy-back scheme. FCB sold this through intermediates though it did not have much time and scope for better marketing.  The government had directed FCB to procure […]

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Only five contract employees remain in REC

The Royal Education Council (REC) has retained only five regular contract employees in the professional category of the 12 recruited initially including other administrative staffs. According to the REC, six employees resigned before their contract term expired and one did not renew the term that expired on June 30 this year. The 26 employees of […]

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Govt. plans to relocate automobile workshops in Olakha

Works and human settlement minister Dorji Tshering was questioned on the repeated issue of increasing rents of automobile workshops at Olakha and the concern raised by the workshop owners that they might lose their business for not being able to pay rents during the press conference at the National Assembly conference hall in Thimphu yesterday. […]

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Market and price slump worry ferro-silicon industries in Pasakha

Since the beginning of the year, Bhutanese ferro-silicon industries have been left worried with the slump in prices and market for ferro-silicon produced at their plants. Demand for ferro-silicon and the raw material to manufacture steel has dropped, affecting the industries in Pasakha, industrialists claim. The price for the product has subsequently decreased since January […]

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First FDI in health sector inaugurated

The first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)in health sector, Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing (ABIN) in Kabesa, Thimphu was inaugurated on July 18. The institute will provide diploma in general nursing and midwifery for three years and will start operations from August this year. “The institute will provide 100% employment in Apollo hospitals in India and […]

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