Toorsa River dredging contractors appeal to MoAF minister

Three companies who have ventured into dredging works in the Amochhu (Toorsa) River bank are have appealed to the minister of agriculture and forests to allow them to sell their stocked river bed materials (pebbles) after Phuentsholing Thromde gave a deadline to the companies earlier to clear the materials. This was to avoid affecting ongoing […]

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All industries in P/ling to be relocated to Pekarzhing

Phuentsholing Thromde will relocate all the service centers, industries and workshops to Pekarzhing which is around seven kilometers away from the core town.   Industries not only on the state land but workshops, factories, cement go downs and scrap yards operating on private land must be relocated from the main city area. The Pekarzhing Local Area […]

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Govt. to spend Nu 8.126mn for national vegetable program

With the import ban of chili, beans and cauliflower, the Department of Agriculture (DoA) has shifted focus to increasing the internal production of these banned vegetables, during the winter season. The National Vegetable Program expends Nu 8.126Mn for the financial year 2018-19. The major expenditure is on hybrid chili seeds and protected cultivation inputs of […]

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Going organic, a far cry from the 2020 vision

Bhutan aspires to become organic in its agriculture practices, however, the import of agro-chemicals has been increasing. Statistics show the increasing amounts of agrochemicals imported in the country every year to enrich the soil, boost production, and keep diseases and pests at bay. About 37% of Bhutanese farmers use agrochemicals in 19% of the cultivated […]

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Electric fencing holds hope against crop depredation in Zungye

With wild boars and deer damaging crops, the farmers at Zungye, Chhumy gewog in Bumthang has replanted buckwheat and potatoes among other crops, so that it will be not be late for harvest. Farmers have removed the old wooden fence and replaced it with a stronger one. Ap Phurpa, 52, is among the few farmers […]

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81% of Bhutanese youth with basic secondary skills to complete school by 2030

An estimated 54% of South Asian youth leave school without the necessary skills to get a decent job in the next decade, according to data produced by the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), the Education Commission, and UNICEF. According to the data, South Asia lags behind several other regions in preparing the next generation […]

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Ambassador Pema Choden talks on growing ties between Bhutan and UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner of the Society in London on Wednesday. The dinner was attended by over 70 members of the Society including about 23 Bhutanese students and residents in the United Kingdom. In […]

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Motor bridge construction over Daina River in Samtse to start soon

Kidsa Chiwog under Norbugang (Chengmari) gewog in Samtse will see a bailey bridge across the Daina River soon. A much awaited project for more than four villages, the bridge will connect these villages with the road during summer.  The bridge was promised during the current government’s political campaign in September last year. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay […]

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Mostly unemployed youths engaged in pyramid schemes

Most of the members in the MagneSSa Bhutan and the Oriens Bhutan’s pyramid scheme are unemployed youth, according to the investigation carried out by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), economic affairs ministry. The OCP notified on October 21 that these two companies violated the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012 and Consumer Protection Rules […]

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