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Short-term trainings for architects and engineers formalised

MoU: Reaffirming the objective to provide short-tem training to engineers and architects in the ministry, the works and human settlement ministry and the College of Science and Technology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. The short-term training will build the engineers’ technical capacity, and help address the long-term sustenance …

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Learning from Malaysia

Homestay owners see room for improvement for the same service in the country  Homestay: More than a decade after it first started, homestays in Malaysia serve as a niche product for tourists to experience Malaysian rural lifestyle. Records with tourism and culture ministry show that there are 172 homestay clusters in …

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Serving mountain people

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Bhutan have enjoyed a fruitful partnership for more than 30 years. Recently, we celebrated our deepening engagement by organizing a Bhutan-ICIMOD Day in Thimphu. In Bhutan, ICIMOD is engaged in a number of areas prioritized by the government. We have a …

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Making that trip to Bhutan all the more memorable

PATA: Bhutan is working on having better roads, two helicopters and 11 trekking routes to ensure that guests, who visit the country, live a journey they can cherish throughout their lives. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay made these announcements and more at the closing of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) …

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Two-day forest fire awareness campaign ends in Thimphu

The programme, conducted by forest officials and desuups, will be held next in Paro from Feb. 26 to 27   Disaster: Briefing had just started at the forest fire awareness campaign at the fire station in Thimphu on February 5, when forest officials and volunteers had to rush to contain …

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Thromde demolishes five structures on govt. land

Thromde: More than two decades ago, Nudungmo’s husband bought a small piece of Land in Changzamtog, Thimphu from his friend Chimi and started constructing a hut. But before he could finish constructing the hut, he passed away, and the burden then fell on Nudungmo’s shoulders. Along with four other huts, the …

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Ex-addict creates the first Bhutanese dessert

The story of a youth who made a successful turnaround from the skid row of drugs  Profile: Tashi Penjor, a tall, young and handsome youth, walks into Ambient Café in Thimphu.  It is 3.30pm and the evening sun is pale against the walls of the buildings on the other side …

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