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Biogas: Progress being made to harness future fuel

Energy: Biogas has returned after the project failed in the 1980s.

In the last six years, livestock department’s Bhutan Biogas Project (BBP) has so far installed 3,176 plants in 17 dzongkhags, including 2,921 plants for individual villagers and another 246 under various funding from non-government organisations and international agencies.

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National policy on disability rights required

… prior to ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends High Level Task Force Convention: One of the suggestions the stakeholder agencies of the High Level Task Force, established to study and prepare for ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, made during its first meeting yesterday was to have a national policy or an act in place before the country can ratify the convention.

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123 selected for education loan this year

Education: In a move to facilitate higher education for economically disadvantaged students, the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has selected 123 students for the student loan scheme for tertiary education, taking the total number to over 323 in three years.

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Search continues for missing workers

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Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden visited the site of the collapsed bridge and met with the members of the search party and other officials yesterday

Accident: At least 100 individuals combed the banks of the Amochhu yesterday in search of the seven non-Bhutanese labourers who were washed away when the Denchukha-Dophuchen bridge located in Pultar, Dorokha dungkhag in Samtse collapsed on July 11.

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