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SDG on track but challenges aplenty

Financing gap and data limitation is identified as major challenges for the country to meet some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to Bhutan’s voluntary national review report on the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The country’s domestic revenue, the report stated finances 64 percent of the …

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97,000 register for postal ballot to date

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has registered 97,000 voters for the postal ballot (PB) facility as of  yesterday. The head of postal ballot unit of ECB, Namgay Tshering, said that there would be 65 PB facilitation booths across the country and 13 mobile booths. A total of 59,749 people had …

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ACC reverts Hotel Riverside case to MoF

Almost a year after the finance ministry forwarded an alleged misuse of import exemption granted to the Hotel Riverside in Changbangdu, Thimphu, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on August 2 reverted the case to the ministry for necessary action. The commission, however, has asked the ministry to take an administrative or …

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Unity, stability and prosperity, PDP’s slogan 

The People’s Democratic Party claimed at its convention that other parties are misleading the people about the government’s policies.

Political parties are misleading the people with blatant lies to take down the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because it emerged even stronger, the party president, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the party’s national convention held on August 4. He said that other parties were going around in villages and …

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2017 records highest international leisure tourist arrivals

Bhutan recorded the highest international leisure arrivals last year with 62,272 visitors, according to Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017. This represents a growth in international leisure arrivals of 14.1 percent over the previous year. Of the 71,417 international arrivals, 9,145 were official and business arrivals. More than half of the international …

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Has the foreign currency reserve improved?

Although the country saw an increase in total foreign currency reserve, the Opposition claims that convertible currency reserve (CC) declined by USD 200M today compared to that of 2013. The government claimed otherwise, indicating that both rupee and CC reserve increased. This could be attributed to ambiguous data. According to …

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