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Bad business for Bumthang hotels this year

Tourists arrivals are expected to further decline as a result of the road widening works

Tourism: Despite the government’s decision to re-schedule road widening works at night for the convenience of travellers, tourist arrivals in Bumthang fell to a record low of 15,482 in 2015 according to the Hotel Association of Bumthang (HAB).

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Procurement eats Nu 18.2B annually

GPP: The government and state-owned enterprises together has spent about Nu 91 billion on procurement of goods, services and works, exhausting about 61 percent of the total budget outlay in the 10th Plan.

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BNB on B-Wallet

Transaction: B-Mobile users who also maintain account with the Bhutan National Bank (BNB) can now pay electricity bills through their cellphones using B-Wallet service.

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Mandarin business sours in Panbang

Citrus greening and climate change are attributed for causing production to decline 

Cash crop: Although production has been declining over the last seven years, Mandarin growers of Panbang in Zhemgang fear the worst harvest would occur this year.

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Farm shops erratic supply irk farmers

FCB will add more supply vehicles to increase frequency of deliveries

Business: It is 7am and 43-year old Leki Wangmo along with her friends, from Martshala gewog, walk for about an hour to reach the nearest road point. They wait for vehicles to pass by trying to hitch a lift to Samdrupcholing (Bangtar) dungkhag.

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