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 »
The bridge is scheduled to be completed by December
Council: While no cost escalation is expected for the Phuentsholing-Samtse highway, construction of the Amochhu bridge has already exceeded its initial cost estimate of Nu 161.607 million (M) by 137.594M as per the works and human settlement minister’s written response to National Council.
To enable the Govt. and the committee to review the agreement further
Assembly: The joint sitting of Parliament yesterday deferred the deliberations on the framework agreement between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bhutan through majority votes as proposed by the joint committee.
State visit: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay received the President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, who is on a four-day state visit to Bhutan, at Paro airport yesterday afternoon.Read More »
Relation: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met with Thailand’s health minister, Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday.Read More »
Irrigation: To resolve the recurring irrigation water shortage problems in the two gewogs of Teowang and Guma in Punakha, the agriculture ministry is looking at the feasibility of constructing water-harvesting structures.Read More »
Road: Rampant collection of road taxes on the Assam highway continue to frustrate Bhutanese commuters who travel between the border towns of Phuentsholing, Samdrupjongkhar and Gelephu for many years now.Read More »
Second stabbing incident in less than a week
Crime: A 19-year-old youth is being treated at the JDWNRH after he was stabbed twice in his back by a gang below Druk school in Thimphu on June 30, two days after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death below Changangkha Lhakhang.
The three-day conference is open to the public
Buddhism: More than 300 international participants are expected to participate in a three-day conference on continuity and change within both historical and contemporary expressions of Vajrayāna Buddhism in Thimphu from that ends on July 3.
Accident: Two of three men involved in a tractor accident at Nyimshong village in Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang on June 28 are recovering at the referral hospital in Thimphu.Read More »
Audit: Decreasing consumption of electricity among low voltage users and increasing household expenditure on electricity coupled with increase in usage of energy from other sources could be attributed to the raise in power tariff making electricity unaffordable.Read More »
... to explore potential areas of collaboration
Health: Various potential areas of collaboration were discussed between health minister Tandin Wangchuk and Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn yesterday.
Service: To meet the growing demand for LPG cylinders and fuel in the villages, local leaders from the six northern gewogs of Trashigang say a fuel depot has become necessary in Rangjung.Read More »
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 »