Food import from India increases by Nu 144mn

Bhutan’s import of food items from India increased by worth of Nu 144mn this year as compared to 2018. According to Renewable Natural Resources (RNR)statistics on import of major food items from India during January-June this year, the country imported food items worth Nu 2.9bn last year as compared to Nu 3.1bn this year. Rice, […]

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Dhamdhum Industrial Park ready for industries

Promoters who have applied for plots in Dhamdum Industrial Park can now start with their industries. Applicants who have completed the approval procedures can start in pocket A. Once the National Land Commission (NLC) completes the procedure by allotting the plots, they can start operation, according to Project Manager Sonam Zangmo. However, the Industrial Infrastructure […]

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As Samtse town develops, business declines

As Samtse town develops, businesses in town are not doing very well. With increasing number of shops and other services, daily sales are on a decline. Most businessmen in town said that the opening of Phuentsholing-Samtse National Highway has prompted people of northern Samste like Dorokha, Denchukha Dungtoed, Panbari and Khempagaun to travel to Phuentsholing. […]

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Cost of public infrastructure

The construction of public office buildings during the10th and 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) involved huge investment. The offices are Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Office of Attorney General (OAG), Supreme Court and Center for Bhutan Studies (CBS) which are located in the capital. Most of the office constructions were funded by […]

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BDBL temporarily suspends MSE loans for seven dzongkhags

The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) has temporarily suspended Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) loan scheme for seven dzongkhags because of high Non-Performing Loans (NPL). The dzongkhags include Bumthang, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and in   the areas of Gelephu and Mongar town. The highest NPL is in Bumthang. The bank has stopped giving loan from […]

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S/Jongkhar gets potato grading machine

The farmers in the east will now have better income with the launch of online auctioning service at Samdrup Jongkhar. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Limited (RSEBL) have installed potato grading machine and online auction portal in FCB’s auction yard aimed at rendering faster, efficient and convenient auctioning […]

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