188 graduates receive joint diploma certificate during RITH’s 2nd Convocation ceremony

The Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) hosted its Second Convocation ceremony in Thimphu, coinciding with its foundation day, on October 15. The occasion was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials and relevant representatives from both governmental and private organizations, including representatives from Bhutan and Austria. During the […]

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Third Bhutan-Thailand Joint Trade Committee concludes

Bhutan and Thailand came up with a work plan to collaborate more in the area of promoting export of agriculture products, handicraft, branding of SMEs (e-commerce), and assistance in developing single window during third meeting of the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held from September 26 to 27 in Thimphu. The meeting reviewed the decisions taken […]

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WFP’s Menu Optimizer Tool (PLUS) selected for World Expo 2020

A menu optimizer tool called PLUS initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the nutrition programme is one of the Global Best Practice projects selected to be showcased for the World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai in October 2020. Bhutan is the country of implementation of the tool. The Expo’s […]

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Samtse-Tendu secondary highway maintenance to begin

The Department of Roads (DOR) will start maintaining Samtse-Tendu Secondary National Highway soon. The road from Samtse is in desperate need of immediate attention. The work is expected start from November, according to DOR.  The 75-km road which passes through ten gewogs of Samtse dzongkhag is currently mostly filled with potholes posing difficulties for commuters. […]

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SAARC Development Fund disburses US$13mn loan for purchase of Drukair ATR 42-600

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) in Thimphu disbursed loan amount of US$ 13mn (around Nu 918mn) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of Drukair ATR aircraft yesterday. This is following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, SDF and Drukair on 13 August 2019. Documents were signed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, CEO […]

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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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Need for better coverage of climate change by media

Lack of reporting by the mainstream media to report on the overarching effects of climate change and how it could go about was one of the discussion in a two-day workshop on “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs” which was organized by the UN in partnership with Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) , WWF Bhutan and ICIMOD at Paro earlier this […]

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Delegation led by Speaker attends 4th South Asian Speakers Summit

A three-member delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel attended the 4th South Asian Speakers Summit on September 1-2 at Male in Maldives. The Summit was aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and review the progress of declarations adopted in the previous three summits. Speaker of the National Assembly, while presenting the […]

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