Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards
Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.Read More »
Systematic and effective approach to tax assessment lacking and information base not adequate, RAA says
Tax: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) recommends reviewing tax laws and regulations to tighten revenue leakage from Business Income Tax (BIT).Read More »
Disaster: Three years on after the enactment of the Disaster Management Act, the government is working on instituting measures in place to manage disasters.Read More »
As stated in the state of the nation report that the PM presented last week
Report: The government has paid Nu 119 million (M) as compensation for tsamdro (pastureland) in 17 dzongkhags so far in line with the Land Act while the Land Commission is also finalising the rules to lease tsamdros.Read More »
RSPN raising funds to establish such a facility
Wildlife: With no medical facilities or experts to help cure injured black-necked cranes in the country, an injured black-necked crane at Phobjikha is still awaiting medical treatment.Read More »
Tashiding’s incumbent woman gup says the post is easier than household chores and farming, will re-contest
LG: Gup Namgay Pelden says that the apparently difficult task of serving at the post of gup turned out to be easier than anticipated.Read More »
Employment: The first batch of 75 graduates trained in hotel management at the Yarab Institute for Hospitality Management (YIHM) in Thimphu are already employed in various tourist standard hotels around the country.Read More »
Service: With the launch of the “Guidelines for Accreditation of Drop-in Centres and Treatment cum Rehabilitation Centres in Bhutan,” last month, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) will now accredit drop-in and rehabilitation centres in the country.Read More »
Public health department has prepared teenage pregnancy reporting guideline
Health: To help outline a reporting mechanism for incidences of teenage pregnancies in the country, the health ministry’s Department of Public Health (DoPH) has prepared a teenage pregnancy reporting guideline.
Irrigation: Delayed monsoon and drying water sources is causing irrigation problems leaving farmers in Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, and Trongsa at the mercy of the environment and dependent on the interventions of agriculture ministry.Read More »
IMF has projected that GDP will grow at 8.4 percent this year
Economy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that the government will not be able to achieve an annual economic growth of 10 percent by 2018 as promised during its election campaign in 2013.
Land: The Amochhu land reclamation project could begin by next year said works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden at the Meet-the-Press on July 7.Read More »
Some farmers have alleged that they were not consulted on the location of the reservoir
Irrigation: A water reservoir tank that was built to help irrigate paddy fields of six households in Tachoekha village in Tshogwom gewog has failed one year after its completion.
The department recommends flexibility in electricity pricing
Industry: External market factors like economic conditions, change in market demand, change in government policy and the labour market, raw materials sourcing, foreign currency problem and change in the price of the electricity affected almost all local industries in the country.Read More »