UN launches Annual Results Report 2018

The United Nations in Bhutan launched its Annual Results Report 2018 at the UN House in Kawajangsa, Thimphu yesterday. The report reflects on the strong collaboration and partnerships between the UN agencies, the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Civil Society Organizations, academia, the private sector, development partners and the people of Bhutan. This report also […]

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Commuting the road along Amochhu turns nightmare

Driving along the right bank of Amochhu has become a nightmare for the people due to deteriorating road conditions. The road which is filled with potholes and water has also affected business communities along the stretch. Around three kilometers of road from Youth Development Fund’s building till Bangey within Thromde has been in horrendous condition […]

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Narphoong without drinking water for the past two years

The road widening works at Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway has left Narphoong chiwog in Gomdar gewog without drinking water supply. The road widening works along the stretch has not only affected the commuters but it has also damaged the water sources causing water shortage in the gewog. Villagers say road widening work has damaged water pipes […]

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Access to finance, main constraint for CSIs

Access to finance is the main constraint that Cottage and Small Industries (CSIs) face, according to entrepreneurs. This includes collateral requirement, cumbersome loan procedures and security valuation. During the second day of Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019, during the panel discussion on “access to finance: financing CSIs”, Matthew Saal, lead financial sector […]

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Cats come to the rescue of mushroom farmers in Gidakom

Almost all 27 households in Gidakom grow Shitake mushroom It is mushroom season and mushroom farmers are literally making a good use of their cats at Gidakom in Thimphu. By keeping a cat at home, farmers need not have to spend sleepless nights guarding their prized Shitake mushroom from the attacking rodents. Apart from not […]

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Wholesale and retail trade sector make up 60% of business establishments

Of the 74,000 persons employed in various establishments, 47,000 are male and 26,000 female Wholesale and retail trade sector that comprises more than 60% of total business establishments employs the highest share of people at 24.1%, reveals the first Economic Census of Bhutan, 2018-19. The construction sector follows at 18.5% although it accounts for about […]

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Drying up of irrigation water and poor rainfall affect paddy cultivation in Wangdue

Farmers in Wangduephodrang expect to complete paddy cultivation by end of this month to have optimal yield. Since irrigation water is not sufficient for paddy cultivation, most farmers depend on the monsoon rainfall. However, the Monthly Climate Summary report for June by Weather and Climate Services Division (WCSD), National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology states […]

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Narphoong villagers await land replacement

Meanwhile, DANTAK is hoping to complete the works by this year Thirteen households of Narphoong Chiwog in Gomdar Gewog of Samdrup Jongkhar are waiting for land replacement after the Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway widening works triggered a massive landslide last year damaging around 20 acres of land belonging to them. According to the villagers, heavy landslide […]

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