Wednesday , January 24 2018

India releases Nu 455 Million

S Koventhan hands over cheques to GNHC director Rinchen Wangdi

India yesterday released Nu 455 million for the Construction of Anim Shedra (nunnery) at Mongar, a Project Tied Assistance project. The first secretary (Eco and Com) of Indian Embassy in Thimphu, S Koventhan handed over cheques to Gross National Happiness Commission Director Rinchen Wangdi on January 10. Government of India ...

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ACC asks RICBL board to take administrative action

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has forwarded cases that involve 16 Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) staff and three private individuals to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). It has also written to the board’s chair to take punitive action against them and other officials of the RICBL. ...

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Health and nation building

Nation building efforts cannot be successful if adequate attention is not paid to the population’s health. The Constitution mandates free basic health care services to the people because for Bhutan its people are its most important wealth. At the core of this mandate are our health workers who give care ...

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Japan gifts 353 more power tillers

Farm machines are symbols of friendship between Japan and Bhutan, says Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu as he hands over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories to agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji in Paro yesterday

In the last 30 years, Japan has provided 3,592 farm machines Come summer, farmers across Bhutan will have access to more power tillers to help them complete paddy transplantation works on time. The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 353 sets of power tillers and accessories worth ...

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Bhutan participates in international renewable energy assembly

A Bhutanese delegation led by the economic affairs minister, will attend the 8th Session of General Assembly of the international Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) from January 13 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The General Assembly is IRENA’s supreme decision-making body. IRENA is an inter-governmental organisation that supports countries in their transition ...

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Bhutan Trust Fund

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) signed two grant assistance projects worth Nu 19,733,400 yesterday in Thimphu. The projects proposed by Tarayana Foundation and Territorial Division Office in Pemagatshel was among the 14 proposals the Trust received for grant assistance. The projects will develop conservation management plan, develop hotspot ...

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WHO gifts equipment worth USD 0.3M to health ministry

WHO country representative Dr Rui Paulo de Jesus hands over medical supplies to Health minister Tandin Wangchuk

World Health Organisation (WHO) handed over a refrigerated van, 17 sets of outdoor gym equipment and laboratory equipment worth USD 0.3 million (M) to the health ministry yesterday. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk said the refrigerated van is one of the essential parts of vaccine transportation to maintain the right temperature. ...

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Coaching skills to help youth leaders and counselors

Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) in collaboration with a group of volunteers from Malaysia conducted a coaching workshop for counselors and youth leaders from January 8 to 10 in Thimphu. BNCA’s chief programme officer, Nima Dadul said that the main objective of such a workshop was to help youth leaders ...

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Regulations for internal house wiring come into effect

The Internal House Wiring Regulations 2016, which came into effect from January 1 this year, is expected to ensure safety in electrical wiring, electrical appliances installations, operation, and maintenance of internal house wiring. The regulation aims to achieve a minimum technical, materials and workmanship standards involved in internal house wiring. ...

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Former investigating officer to contest for NC from Lhuntse

Jurme Tenzin

With an intention to “make a difference, a difference for the better,” 35-year old Jurme Tenzin from Chakzom, Kurtoed gewog, has decided to contest from Lhuntse in the up-coming National Council (NC) election. Before venturing into business, Jurme Tenzin worked as an investigation officer with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for ...

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