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Truckers fear BBIN agreement will drive them out of game

They plan to sell off their vehicles if the agreement gets implemented  Transport: Lately, the Phuentsholing truck parking area has become a debate stage for truckers across the country. The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement (MVA) has not infused motivation in them.

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Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Gaping holes in hydropower polices

Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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Parliament endorses the last three thromdes

Joint sitting: As proposed by the special committee of the Parliament, the joint sitting yesterday endorsed Betekha in Naja gewog as Paro’s yenlag thromde and Denchi and Nganglam as Pemagtshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromdes respectively.

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Deadlock on thromdes again

LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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