Foundation works for the 150-bed hospital has begun in Gelephu
Health: With work in full swing, Gelephu, by the end of the 11th Plan, will be home to a 150-bed regional referral hospital, which is more than double the size of the existing one.
Construction work began on December 19 last year on an area that spans more than five acres. It is located across the existing hospital in Gelephu town.
Project officials said the building’s layout is complete and foundation work has begun. Project [... Read More]
Deputy speaker Chimmi Dorji
The LG amendment bill will enable the govt. to establish these in line with the Constitution
Assembly: In line with the Constitution, and as proposed in the local government (LG) amendment bill, the government will establish dzongkhag thromdes and dzongkhag yenlag (satellite) thromdes in all dzongkhags.
This was one of the major amendments proposed to the LG bill, which the deputy speaker Chimmi Dorji, presented at the National Assembly yesterday.
Chimi Dorji said all law or [... Read More]
Bhutanese trucks grounded in Bhalukpong, west Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh
Of the seven, five vehicles were deployed at a construction site in Arunachal Pradesh and two in Assam
Hire: Police and vehicle owners from various parts of the country brought back four Bhutanese trucks that were operating in Arunachal Pradesh, India, for the last eight months.
Last week, nine vehicle owners including drivers, had to take two police officers to Arunachal Pradesh to retrieve their trucks that were deployed to ferry sand and stone for [... Read More]
On Wheels: BT’s mobile service in a van
BT: With the launch of its “BT services in motion”, on January 24, Bhutan Telecom services will also become available from a mobile van that will visit locations in Thimphu on weekends and government holidays.
The service was introduced as a result of customer feedback on not being able to avail services on weekends and government holidays, especially internet broadband users unable to recharge their expired accounts, according to Bhutan Telecom communications manager, Kinga [... Read More]
Not many visitors: The Buli community centre
CICs underutilised to date in the absence of any internet connection, due now in April
Centres: Except for a few children making best use of the playground, the community information centre in Buli, Zhemgang is a deserted place.
Without internet connection, apart from a few villagers coming to buy legal stamps and post letters, the centre, set up in 2012 with three computers, a photocopy machine, a printer, a scanner, a lamination machine, a paper [... Read More]
Indian ambassador to Bhutan, VP Haran reads out the president of India’s address to the nation
Occasion: His Majesty’s representative, the gyalpoi zimpon, and other senior Bhutanese officials joined the Indian community in Thimphu to celebrate the 65th Republic Day at the Indian embassy in Hejo yesterday.
The celebration started with the unfurling of the India flag, followed by the national anthem.
The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, VP Haran, read out the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the nation. In the speech that highlighted how democracy shaped India over [... Read More]
The inventory will help assess water availability and situation of water sources
A national inventory of this precious resource is on the verge of completion
NEC: The national water resource inventory, which started last August, has been completed in 17 dzongkhags so far, national environment commission (NEC) officials said.
With the inventory ongoing in Thimphu, NEC officials said they are now left with Samtse and Phuentsholing.
The inventory is expected to help assess water availability and situation of water sources in the country. “Management of water resources needs [... Read More]
Home Minister Damcho Dorji
Following several studies and much discussion, a longstanding piece of legislation will at last be tabled
Parliament: One Bill that was much anticipated, that of local government’s entitlement, will finally enter Parliament this session.
Although not reflected in the agenda, a “relevant” committee with the National Assembly will take up the Bill to work on it for extensive deliberation in the next session.
Home minister Damcho Dorji said the government is introducing the Bill this time, [... Read More]
Lyonpo Dorji Choden presents the review report on tenancy Act
The MoWHS minister, though, did present, in this session, six areas of amendment needed
Parliament: After much hype and expectation that the Tenancy Act, 2004 would be amended at the ongoing parliament session, the house yesterday resolved to amend the Act in the next session.
Following the resolution of the first session of the second parliament that the ministry consult the public and present its report in this session, the works and human settlement minister [... Read More]