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Bhutan through the years: One Nation, One Vision

December 9, 2006, the 20th day of the 10th month of the Fire Dog year. In an extraordinary moment of Bhutanese history, two Kings sat in the Throne room of Trashichhodzong and made a sacred transition. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, handed over the reigns of governance to his son and heir, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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The Power of the Royal Vision

Bhutan celebrates the tenth year of His Majesty The King’s glorious reign. This decade of caring reign has been a period of continued peace, prosperity and marked by a most hallowed sense of commitment to nation building. All of it in the midst of momentous change.

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Farming for the future

The future livelihoods of tobacco farmers matter. Seeking out and securing market-based alternatives is of vital importance. 

Supporting tobacco farmers find alternative livelihoods is both necessary and proper. As demand for tobacco products among wealthier countries declines, and as measures to roll-back tobacco consumption in the developing world take effect, farming communities must have the tools needed to secure their future.

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Let’s make Bhutan a “Fab Country”

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What is “FabLab”?

Many subscribers of Kuensel may remember that in the interview featured in the May 5 issue, I said: “If I may add flavour to JICA programmes, employment opportunities or ways to create jobs both in the capital city and rural areas would be interesting.

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Miracles from doctors

Until recently, doctors in Bhutan were indispensable. This is no longer the case. Now, Bhutan has 244 doctors, 957 nurses, 514 health assistants and many others that provide service to the people. There are several hundreds more undergoing training in neighbouring countries and they will join in the service of the nation soon.

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