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Heavy rains flood Gelephu

Heavy rains that flooded Gelephu until late afternoon yesterday did not cause damage to life and property, Gelephu thromde officials said. The rainwater that flooded the border gate area soon dried up and there was no requirement for evacuation, according to officials.

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One female health worker in all BHU II by Jan 2018

Highlighting the major achievements made by the health sector in the current Plan, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said that about 207 critically ill patients have been airlifted to Thimphu as of this month. “This is a big achievement in realising our maximum health care coverage.”

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PCAL procures second-hand gearbox

More than a month after the Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) plant’s gearbox of one of the clinkers producing mills broke down, a second-hand gearbox was procured on August 3.

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Japan gifts machinery worth USD 6.948M

Japan gifted Bhutanese farmers with the largest consignment of road construction machinery so far to forge their way into future yesterday. Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu handed over 30 excavators, 20 Backhoes, and other equipment worth USD 6.948 million (M) to the agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji in a modest ceremony in Bumthang yesterday.

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