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GoI agrees to develop four JV projects

GoI agrees to develop four JV projects

Indian companies to partner with DGPC have been identified for Bunakha, Chamkharchhu and Wangchhu projects

Hydropower: An inter-governmental agreement was signed yesterday between India and Bhutan on development of four hydropower projects yesterday.

The 700MW Chamkharchhu, 600MW Kholongchhu, 570MW Wangchhu, and the 180MW Bunakha were the four projects for which the Government of India agreed to develop under joint venture through public sector undertakings between the two countries.

Under such a scheme, the financing will be [... Read More]

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Contention over substitute land

Compensation: To learn to have been issued lagthram (ownership certificate) was sad news for some 14 villagers of Chanchey under Tshogoam gewog in Wangduephodrang.

The villagers lost their land to Punatsangchhu project for road and dam construction.

Although the receiving of the lagthram, meant the villagers were given a substitute land, they were unhappy because of the location.

Landowners claimed the substitute land was surveyed without their consent from an area called Langlopang within the gewog [... Read More]

Dzongkhag takes 12 house owners to court

Law: Trongsa dzongkhag administration earlier this month took 12 house owners in Langthel to court for their failure to observe the “right of way” rule.

The 12 houses, gewog officials said loomed closer to the 111km Trongsa-Zhemgang road than the prescribed 50-metre distance they were required to maintain.

The houses were constructed after the enactment of the Roads Act in 2004.

Langthel gup Lham Dorji said the dzongkhag had sent numerous letters to the house owners [... Read More]

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The Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Shashi Kant Sharma and Auditor General Dasho Ugen Chewang renew the cooperative memorandum of understanding in the capital yesterday.
The MOU will strengthen bilateral cooperation for improving work methodologies and exchange of information in the field of audit of public finances. It also aims at improving professional knowledge and skills of staff members [... Read More]


The KRII grant irony

The power tiller has become so popular among many Bhutanese farmers that it is no exaggeration to say the po-tella or potel, as they fondly call it, is a synonym of Japan to most farmers.

If our farmers are increasingly seeing the impact of decades of planned development in their villages, one agent of change is the po-tella.  Talk to a farmer, who owns it, or his neighbour who hires it, and we will hear stories [... Read More]

Occupancy certificates may not have to be renewed annually


The City is weighing the proposal even as building owners balk at the idea

Thromde: Thimphu thromde officials are studying the pros and cons of enforcing a rule that requires building owners to renew their occupancy certificates every year.

Occupancy certificate is a confirmation that the building is fit and safe for living before renting flats out.  A building cannot be legally occupied until the municipal authority issues the certificate.

Newly constructed buildings are connected with [... Read More]

Voluntary surgery benefits rural poor


Camp: Thirty-five-year-old Pema Zangmo from Gelephu is in Mongar referral hospital.  She had her gallstone removed, and is recuperating.

Pema would have been in her village enduring the pain, not daring to travel to Thimphu for surgery, with no one to take care of things while she is gone, had surgical camp not come to the referral hospital.

A urologist, Dr Lotay Tshering, has been conducting voluntary surgical operations at Mongar referral hospital since April [... Read More]

Traditional trade endures


Commerce: Every Wednesday, as the clock strikes 5:30pm, three men in a Bolero pick-up stop at Pachu village under Phuentsholing gewog.  And there they wait.  After 10 minutes, a group of herders turn up looking weary, with horses carrying baskets full of cheese and butter.

Herders from Jabana in Paro walk the entire day from Chumina, a village under Lochina gewog in Chukha, and come to Pachu village to sell their butter and cheese [... Read More]

Fire leaves four families homeless


Fire: The fire that gutted top floor of two buildings and affected another in Gelephu on Monday has left four families homeless.

Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon provided emergency relief kit and offered semso of Nu 15,000 each to the affected family.

The three building owners received Nu 10,000 each, while an owner of another building who suffered collateral damage, was given Nu 5000 as a semso yesterday.

The police, RBA, Desuups, officials from the dzongkhag [... Read More]

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Management of Bhutan Airlines and its Korean Agent (Bhutan People Co.) on April 21, offers butter lamp at Zilukha Nunnery in memory of those who lost their lives in the ferry that capsised on April 16, 2014.


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