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Chendebji’s power outage continues

The community is now waiting for other parts of the plant to be delivered for power to be restored 

Update: Power outage in over 100 households in the three villages of Tangsibji, Trongsa is likely to continue, as its micro hydropower project is yet to function even after replacing the turbine bearing.

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Saving Bhutan’s unique written culture

An explosion of technology has threatened the country’s written tradition

Culture: Traditional calligraphy and xylography in the country are on terminal decline with increasing population being exposed to computers and electronic gadgets, researchers said.

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Dungsam outsources plant operation

Humboldt Wedag India Private Limited will operate the plant for two years at a fee of Nu 52M

DCCL: The Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) has outsourced its plant operation and maintenance to an international firm because of the technical complexities and immediate need to increase the plant’s production capacity.

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RCC technology approved for PHPA-I

Project completion date extended to July 2019 from April

Hydropower: The Punatsangchu-I dam would be the first major dam in the Himalayas to be constructed using the roller compacted concrete (RCC) technology, a shift from usual method of conventional vibrated concrete (CVC).

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Extraction at Takshasili to begin next month

The project is awaiting results from the quality test of the rock samples

Update: While the government has handed over the Takshasili quarry to Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II (PHPA), the real extraction of the quarry would begin sometime next month, project officials said.

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Passenger bus and taxi fares revised

Transport: Starting yesterday, fares for passenger bus has increased by six percent for both local and long distance, while fares for taxi service fares has gone up by Nu 1 for long distance and Nu 3 for local on the existing rates.

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