Dewathang-Gomdar MP disappointed with work done by last government

The progress of the works of the past five years is very disappointing, concluded Member of the Parliament (MP) from Dewathang-Gomdar constituency Ugyen Dorji upon the completion of his three-week visit to his constituency. After travelling the length and breadth of his constituency, and spending hours with the local people, where he patiently listened and […]

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Water shortage in Kanglung expected to end by July

Water shortage in Kanglung will finally be resolved with the construction of two water treatment plants in the gewog nearing completion by July end. Construction works include that of two water treatment plants, four reservoirs tanks and approach roads to the two sources. Two water treatment plants, one in Nimshingdrang and another in ShingchenGoenpa in […]

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Rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung contained

A rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung in Trashigang are under control, officials from the Regional Livestock Department Center (RLDC) in Kanglung confirmed. The outbreak in Kanglung, considered a major disease outbreak in recent times, has been brought under control. However, the veterinary doctors in Kanglung are still monitoring the situation since the outbreak of […]

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FCB’s entry into cardamom market creates competitive prices

The initiative has helped farmers gain access to the nearest market and they do not have to travel longer distances now The entry of Food Corporation of Bhutan’s (FCB) into cardamom trade is set to provide competition with local traders in the market. Now the farmers can use the opportunity to explore better prices. Till […]

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PM arrives in Bangladesh

Several bilateral agreements are expected to be signed during Lyonchhen’s maiden state visit to Bangladesh Prime Minister Dr. LotayTshering arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday morning on a four-day state visit upon the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to foster trade and cooperation in health sector between the two countries. Lyonchhen was welcomed to […]

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Proper legal framework required as new businesses enter the market

MagneSSa and Oriens are not ponzi schemes clarify RMA officials As new business ventures enter the market, the need for proper legal frameworks has become necessary. The two new entrants – MagneSSa and Oriens – both dealing in health supplement and cosmetic items, claiming health benefits, have lately raised eyebrows. Both these business ventures engage […]

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Pemagatshel dzong construction to complete by June next year

With 85 % of the physical work completed and a newly designed map for the tower and dratshang approved, project officials are confident that the new Pemagatshel dzong in Denchi will be completed by June 2020. Initially the deadline of the dzong construction was 2018, but later the deadline was revised until June 2020 due […]

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Vehicle ownership transfer not seriously implemented, RSTA loses huge amount in fees

A Prado of 2016 model would costs around Nu 4.8m and the tax for ownership transfer would be around Nu 48,000 The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is finding it increasingly challenging to track down the transfer of vehicle ownership while selling and buying of vehicles. It is in fact the main issue for […]

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Residents gearing up to build three-storied structures in new Denchi town

Residents of Pemagatshel are busy preparing drawings and getting their designs through after the government approved them to construct higher than two-storied buildings in new Denchi town. The requisition was submitted to the government by the residents after the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) declared that residents can construct only double-storied buildings.  The […]

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