His Majesty The King granted an Audience to a group of youth participating in the Earn and Learn programme yesterday. The 359 participants who have completed a basic Japanese language course in Thimphu will leave for Japan as soon as they secure funding from financial institutions to join language institutes while working part-time jobs. Remittances from Bhutanese working abroad are increasingly becoming an important component of the economy.
With 942 people involved in motor vehicle accidents, 2018 recorded the most number of accidents in the last seven years and the highets number of deaths in the past 13 years. According to the Annual Info-Comm and Transport Statistical Bulletin 2019 released this week, 135 lost their lives while 807 sustained injuries in accidents.