Hydropower: In the next two years, the Bhutan Hydropower Service Limited (BHSL) will manufacture hydro-mechanical components.Read More »
Infrastructure: Japan will provide USD 2.5 million to develop capacity in construction and maintaining bridges in the country through a three-year project beginning this year.Read More »
Connectivity: Except for the Thimphu to Wangdue tunnel road, for which a feasibility report is being finalised, no progress has been made on the remaining nine tunnel roads of the road master plan 2007-2027.Read More »
The two have claimed that they have been cleared of any wrongdoing
LG: Concerns and questions have been raised in Nyisho gewog on the eligibility of two people who plan to contest in the upcoming local government elections.
… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.
The Payment for Environment Services scheme has renewed enthusiasm among community forest members
Environment: Despite their hard work and investment, the Burkhey community forest in Phuentsholing was failing to inspire its members. Of the initial 29 members, eight households had dropped out.
Improving academic performance of students remains a priority
MTR: Improving academic performance of students remains a priority for Gelephu thromde as indicated during the mid-term review.
Unacceptable levels of pesticide residues have been found on imported cauliflowers, beans and chillies Agriculture: The agriculture and forests ministry has asked the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) to place a temporary ban on the import of beans and cauliflowers last week.Read More »
In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.
Visa: Bhutanese will no longer have to go to New Delhi in India to process Australian and UK visas as it is now available from a Visa Application Centre in Thimphu, that was launched yesterday.Read More »