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SASEC projects to link Pasakha estate nears completion

The 50-metre multi-cellular culvert box

Three mega South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) projects to improve the Pasakha bypass road and link the industrial estate are now nearing completion. The executing and implementing agency officials from the Department of Roads (DoR) expect the project to complete by May. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Mongar to renew payment for environment services agreement

The CF has about 11 streams tapped for drinking water

Yakpugang community forest management, Mongar town and regional referral hospital plans to renew their five year contract agreement on payment for environment services (PES) that ends in December this year. The contract enabled the community forest management members of more than 100 households to receive more than Nu 140,000 annually …

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Three-day Krodikali retreat begins today in S/jongkhar

More than 4,500 Throema practitioners are attending the retreat

More than 4,500 Throema practitioners from across the country will attend the three-day Krodikali retreat in Rikhey, Samdrupjongkhar today. Practitioners from six eastern dzongkhags, Thimphu, Paro, Gelephu, Haa, Trongsa and Samtse are attending the retreat. His Eminence Dungzin Garab Rinpoche is presiding over the annual Krodikali retreat. To read more, …

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Have enough evidence against BEO: Parents’ committee 

The president of the committee of parents, who have sent their children to Japan through the Earn and Learn programme, has claimed that he has gathered enough evidence to take legal action against agent Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO). The committee’s president Sonam Tshering and its lawyer Ngawang Tobgay are currently …

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More than 100 flowers stolen from Samdrupjongkhar town 

Following the theft of more than 100 flowers in Samdrupjongkhar thromde, CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor the gardens. Work has also begun to fence the gardens

After the flower exhibition ended, more than 100 flowers of four varieties were stolen from the gardens near the main exhibition centre and thromde office in Samdrupjongkhar. The thromde had planted about 15 to 20 kinds of flowers in gardens across the town. Following the theft and to monitor the …

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Rephey-Koshela bypass to open to traffic by April

The bridge in Yurmung will be completed in two months

The 16kms Rephey-Koshela bypass between Trongsa-Zhemgang will open to traffic by April, according to Department of Roads (DoR) officials. The bypass construction, which began in 2012, was delayed because of the construction of two bridges. The road was actually blacktopped and handed over to DoR in May 2018. To read more, …

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Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan V. Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Grant Contracts for three projects on March 5 in New Delhi. The Government of Japan will support the three projects under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP). The three projects worth JPY24 …

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PPI records 3.50 percent inflation

Inflation in the last quarter of 2018, from the producers’ perspective has increased by 3.5 percent compared to the last quarter of 2017, according to the producer price index (PPI). PPI or the ex-factory price is the price at which producers sell goods to wholesale dealers unlike the CPI, which …

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Wangduephodrang dzongkhag to organise BNC festival this year

Wangduephodrang dzongkhag to further promote the black-necked crane (BNC) festival celebrated every year on November 11 in Gangtey would organise the festival this year. At the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) held on February 28, the dzongkhag proposed to organise the festival this year to ensure the sustainability of the festival. To …

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Resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Azusa Kubota, presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji at the Gyalyong Tshokhang yesterday.

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DoC records antiques and artefacts in Punakha 

The officials have completed survey in about 60 lhakhangs in Punakha

Department of Culture (DoC) together with the monastic body is registering the antiques in Punakha dzongkhag. The officials are also recording every artefact inside lhakhangs for better data management. They are revisiting the data with DoC from 1982 to record the artefacts in digital form. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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