Phuentsholing Thromde finds it challenging to implement pedestrian way

The Thrompon urges people have to understand the policies and cooperate in developing the Throm and decongest the town While it has been a little more than a week after the Phuentsholing Thromde removed light vehicle parking along three streets in the town, drivers are yet to heed to the new rule. Vehicles are still […]

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Waste issue mounts in the capital

A lack of civic sense and uncontrolled waste disposal along roadsides, riverbanks, and landfills has become a huge problem with garbage piles touching peaks. Thimphu’s only landfill in Memelakha collects around 40.3 Metric Tons (MT) of waste daily and the dry waste segregation site in Babesa collects around 20-25 MT of waste daily. According to […]

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A major push to promote Electric Vehicles

Loan equity for EVs increased to 50% and 23 quick EV charging stations to be installed between 2019-21 To promote low emission vehicles and Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the country, 23 quick EV charging stations will be installed over the course of three years. This is part of the Global Environmental Facility’s (GEF) three-year US$ […]

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NEC, industries agree on collection of GHG emission

National Environment Commission (NEC) and the industries in Phuentsholing have now agreed to have a simplified method of collecting data on Green House Gas (GHG) emission from the latter last week. NEC consulted the industries last week to come up with a good system on data and information collection as mandated for NEC. The data […]

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Drying up of water sources, a major concern

Drying up of water sources is likely to have bigger and numerous impacts unless there are specific interventions Water sources are the mainstay of Bhutan’s economy as it provides water for drinking, irrigation and hydropower generation, besides supporting the rural livelihood of about 70% of the country’s population practicing subsistence farming. And while the country […]

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Green Road to use plastic waste from Thromde’s landfill in Toribari

Phuentsholing Thromde has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Green Road to facilitate the management of the landfill, collection of plastic waste and further use it in black topping of roads within the vicinity in the 12th Plan. With the signing of the MoU, Green Road will now extract plastic waste from Thromde’s landfill […]

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