Agriculture sector continues to face significant crop loss

This is as per the report recently released by the agriculture and forests ministry, Annual Agriculture Survey Despite 80% of the country’s population engaged in agriculture, the agriculture sector continues to face significant crop loss. A report recently released by the agriculture and forests ministry, Annual Agriculture Survey, which is the first of its kind, […]

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Import increases by Nu 434mn in November and December last year compared to 2019

Import worth increased by Nu 434mn in November and December last year compared to the previous year 2019 for the top 10 commodities. Bhutan imported Nu 11.78mn worth last year and Nu 11.35mn in 2019. The most imported commodities were in the transportation sector with diesel amounting to Nu 6.75mn followed by import of mobile […]

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MoEA to look into lifting bar license moratorium

There is a moratorium on stand-alone bar license since 2010 The ministry is looking forward to starting re-issuance of bar license as soon as possible although the current situation is not favourable for available bars which have to shut down time and again for lack of business, said Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma. According to […]

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Postal ballot for all registered voters: ECB

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will facilitate postal ballot services for all registered voters including those residing outside their Thromde and overseas, during the third Thromde elections, according to the spokesperson of ECB, Phub Dorji. As per the postal ballot rules and regulations, the postal ballot vote is entitled only for  diplomats and persons […]

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International tourist arrivals almost stagnant in past three years

From 2017 till 2019, the figures of visitor arrival have remained almost the same Despite various efforts put in by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and individual tour operators in the country over the past years, Bhutan has not seen the much-hoped surge in international tourists’ arrival going by the figures from 2017 to […]

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1,473 applicants register for BBP after wage revision

The fourth batch skilling program would commence by mid-March The Build Bhutan Project (BBP) received 1,473 applicants from January 29 to February 8 this year for both the engagement and skilling program after the revision of wage top-up and incentives. There were 703 applicants for the skilling program of which 511 are male and 192 […]

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Parents feel that private schools offer better quality education

This comes after the government’s decision to absorb all class X graduates in public schools by 2022 Though the government has decided to absorb all class X “pass” students in public schools by 2022 and distribute 1,500 students to the private schools on a government scholarship for this year’s academic session, some parents still want […]

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MoH spends Nu 1.25bn on COVID-19 measures

The government will ensure that COVID-19 expenses are met, according to the health minister Government spending on measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic has crossed Nu 1.25bn as of now and the expenditure will keep on increasing for testing kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among others, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). The […]

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