Housing sector benefits most from loan waiver in April

The sector-wise interest waiver in April has benefitted the housing sector most compared to other sectors in the country. The total interest waiver for the month of April amounted to Nu 1.2bn. There are nine sectors categorized for interest waiver. More than 136,096 loan accounts were benefited.   A total of 16,460 loan accounts benefited in […]

Read More

Construction workers from India want to return home

Over 100 Indian laborers have secretly escaped from the open borders of Samdrup Jongkhar since the Indian government imposed nationwide lockdown two months ago, while 33 laborers from Buxa district in Assam, India were repatriated by the local authorities following the due process. Their exit was facilitated by the immigration, police and labor department in […]

Read More

Drangpon’s wife charged for battery and trespass

The case of a judge’s wife trespassing and battering a sweeper’s wife has been trending on social media. According to the victim, the police have failed to do their job well. Police instead charged the victim for assault along with her 14-year-old son while the alleged suspect is booked for battery and trespassing. The incident […]

Read More

Build Bhutan project to engage 7,000 job seekers in construction sector

The Build Bhutan project, one of the initiatives, spearheaded by the labor ministry, as  part of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP) targets to engage 7,000 job seekers including those who are laid-off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government plans to address the gap in shortage of workforce in the construction sector […]

Read More

Bhutanese urged not to travel to countries with reported cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoAF) has urged all Bhutanese to refrain from travelling to countries that have reported cases of Coronavirus infection. However, in case of unavoidable travels, the ministry has advised travelers to ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and that extreme caution is exercised. “Please also refer to information on […]

Read More

Supply of essential commodities from India will continue: PM

There will be continuous supply of groceries, fuel and medicines from India, announced Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at a press conference on Thursday. The government has talked with the India government regarding these issues and the Government of India has agreed to supply or continue trade between the two countries, he said. Lyonchhen said […]

Read More

Tourism industry suffers loss of US$ 2.2mn due to COVID-19

Since the suspension of tourists entering the country following the detection of the first COVID-19 case in the country last week, the government had to forgo a revenue of US$ 2.2mn. Expectedly, the most impacted in the service sectors are the hoteliers, restaurants, guides, drivers, travel agents, aviation and other service providers. During the press […]

Read More