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.
Four officials from the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) arrived in Lunana yesterday morning to assess the Thorthormi Lake and reinstall the automatic water level station (AWLS) which was damaged on June 20 when the two subsidiary lakes breached.It was learnt that the team conducted area survey to monitor the inlet between Thorthormi and Lugge Tsho and found it intact. They would install the AWLS and assess the lake today.