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What is the world giving to the Himalayas?

Q&A: Your Highness has been in Bhutan for a few days, how do you find it? It’s like being back home actually. The relationship between Bhutan and Ladakh goes far back in terms of alliances historically and in terms of understanding, art, culture, ethos and everything for that matter.

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Five dzongs nominated for World Heritage list

Culture: The Wangduephodrang, Punakha, Paro, Trongsa and Dagana dzongs have been nominated for the first ever World Heritage tentative list of Bhutan, The culture department’s conservation of heritage sites division head, Nagtsho Dorji, said the UNESCO has encouraged the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritages around the …

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Urban Bhutan? Embrace the old in building the new

Phuentsholing – Here on the Bhutan-India border, a new urban center may well arise one day should a Druk Holding & Investments plan, assisted in part by the Asian Development Bank, succeed. One of the last major projects in 2010 that I had supported on behalf of the United States …

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Inculcating GNH concepts in corporate governance

Incorporating Gross National Happiness (GNH) in corporate governance could lead to sustainable economic wellbeing in the corporate world. At the seventh International Conference on GNH of Business in Thimphu, chief communications and sustainability officer at AJE group, Jorge Lopez Doriga said that the time has come to implement a new …

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Saving cultural landscape; a race against time

Heritage: Bhutan’s rapid urbanisation and development activities such as roads and institutional structures have come at a cost. They are adversely impacting, in numerous ways, the cultural landscape, a vital component of Bhutanese history.

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Bhutan ranked 87th on T&T competitiveness index

Poor infrastructure and restrictive policies vitiated higher ranking  Tourism: Bhutan scored highest on the safety and security indicator to be ranked the 87th competitive country in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness index 2015, released recently by the World Economic forum. The rankings measure the competitiveness of 141 countries and economies, …

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