Friday , November 24 2017

Improving the under-nutrition status

To address stunting, wasting, anaemia, and IYCF (infant and young child feeding), the secondary analysis report has recommended revising anaemia control strategy-targeted interventions, strengthening protection, promotion and support for IYCF, and improving diet diversity in households. The report titled Determinants of Stunting, Wasting, Anaemia and IYCF in Bhutan, which referred ...

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Aspiring entrepreneurs learn about registering a business

To sensitise aspiring entrepreneurs, the economic affairs ministry held a session on business registration and legal requirements at the global entrepreneurship week on November 16 in Thimphu. An industry can be either production and manufacturing, or construction and services industry. Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO) issues industrial licenses for ...

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Bhutan’s LDC graduation progress to be reviewed in 2018

Bhutan has more to gain by graduating from the least developed country (LDC) category in the UN’s list to a developing country, a senior UN official said. A United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP)’s official, Oliver Paddison said Bhutan is on the cusp of graduation. ...

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Development activities causing springs to dry

Disturbances at the catchment, change in land use pattern such as road construction, and climate change are some of the causes attributed to drying up of spring sources, according to forestry officials. This was shared at a knowledge-sharing workshop in Thimphu on November 15. Although the country has the highest ...

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Leaving the LDC group

Bhutan has made tremendous socioeconomic progress since the first Plan. The speed with which the country marched on has been the envy of many developing and developed nations. The smallness of our size played a significant role. We have been frugal with our expenses and sensible with our plans too. ...

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Govt. failed to start even one hydropower project: OL

The government is not in a rush to build new hydropower projects, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in the National Assembly yesterday. At the Question Hour, opposition leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) said the government had informed the parliament earlier that construction of Kholongchhu hydropower project had begun but the ...

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PM quizzed on employment and pilgrimage pledges

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday said that apart from 879 jobs made available through state owned enterprises, the government has created an additional 700 employment opportunities for the year 2017-2018. Lyonchhen was responding to Kengkhar-Werringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho’s question the government’s pledge to provide 100 percent employment and unemployment benefits. ...

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Audit recovers Nu 18.77M from BFAL

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) recovered Nu 18.77 million (M) from Bhutan Ferro Alloys Limited (BFAL) after conducting an audit for January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015. Auditors had initially raised 108 observations but 68 were resolved as per the management responses and justification in the exit meeting and ...

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Cement instead of bitumen tested on Yadi-Korila road

Concreting roads is expected to cut costs and enhance durability  The ministry of works and human settlement (MoWHS) is working on adopting a cementitious-based pavement technology to construct roads in the country instead of conventional bitumen method. To test and demonstrate the technology, the ministry is paving a 10 km ...

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