Test run: JICA chief representative in Bhutan Yumiko Asakuma observes the combined harvester doing the job on a rice field at Phuntshothang
Apart from hiring out machinery, the unit will also sell spare parts and do maintenance
Agriculture: Farmers in Samdrupcholing can now hire farming machineries to help them in their fields with a farm machinery service centre (FMSC) opened in their gewog.
The regional office of the agriculture machinery centre (AMC) inaugurated the centre at Phuntshothang gewog, Samdrupcholing on November 24.
Since buying machinery like tractors and power tillers was not within the capacity of most farmers, [... Read More]
Finance Minister Namgay Dorji releases Druk Holding and Investments, Corporate Governance Code and revised Ownership Policy books yesterday.
The new Corporate Governance Code includes a set of rules that define relationships and roles between shareholders, management and board directors to promote responsibility, fairness, transparency and accountability in the governance of companies.
Unsafe: The dilapidated buildings are still in use
A number of buildings on campus were compromised, after the September 2009 quake
NIVI: Students and faculty of national institute for visually impaired (NIVI) in Khaling, Trashigang, are living under impending danger from weakened classroom structures.
While many might expect the institute to have a safer environment than any school, the case is rather the other way round in Khaling.
“In fact, certain schools in Trashigang are by far more visually impaired-friendly than the institute here,” [... Read More]
There is much lively discourse, both online and offline, on the government’s proposal to do away with the pool vehicle system and replace it with an allowance.
A majority is convinced that pool vehicles are misused, and that doing away with the practice would save the government millions. This group wants to be ruthless and lauds the government idea of replacing all pool vehicles. The other group, while at one on the misuse, is concerned about [... Read More]
Education: A curriculum for the Choedhay Lhentshog (religious organisation) has been developed, for the first time to be implemented from the next academic session, say officials.
The curriculum for Classes I to VIII has subjects such as computer, driglam (etiquette) and English.
The decision to come up with a curriculum was finalised during one of the Lhuentshog’s meeting this year, said officials.
The curriculum, according to culture officials will be implemented by the 94 registered religious [... Read More]
About Nu 269,550 was spent on replacing damaged fencing this year
As a cost-effective measure and trial run, the City is planning to replace the double fencing
Thromde: Unable to recover the cost of the damaged green iron mesh fencing along the 6.2km Babesa-Thimphu expressway, the thromde is planning to replace the double fencing with a single fencing that would run through the middle of the divider.
Thromde’s engineering division officials said they would try it out at a particular stretch in Olakha to see its [... Read More]
Namkhai Nyingpo rinpoche blesses the crowd at the conclusion of the drupchen on November 25
Wang: Thousand of devotees from across the country, who had gathered at the Gyalpoizhing football ground in Mongar since November 16 received the Kaling Zhithro wang at the conclusion of the event on November 25.
To bring peace and harmony in the country, Mongar Threma tshogpa organised the eight-day Phurpai Namchag Pudri drupchen (Vajra tradition), which was presided over by Namkhai Nyingpo rinpoche, along with some 300 monks and lay monks.
During the religious ceremony, [... Read More]
ICIMOD: To communicate policy, involve the community, promote a cause, provide public information about an event, or to educate the public, Bhutanese organisations can use an intelligent web-map to do the job.
This is what some experts from Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) presented at the GIS User Conference that ended yesterday in Thimphu.
A story map is a web map that has been thoughtfully [... Read More]
The championship also received 96 interested young between eight years and 33 for training
Boxing: The national boxing championship that kept Gelephu residents entertained for the last two weeks ended on November 25.
Of the 72 army personnel selected from the nine wings including those from the head quarters at Lungtephu in Thimphu, 35 winners were awarded medals.
Nine won gold medals, another nine silver and 17 were conferred bronze medals.
Matches that began since November 12 [... Read More]
The previous govt’s ban on import of cars and restrictions on housing loans were the main causes
Report: Restrictions the previous government imposed on housing and vehicle loans not only led in contraction of economic activities leading to lower GDP growth, but also translated to lesser domestic revenue collection.
While in absolute terms the revenue collection increased, its growth rate dwindled.
The recent national revenue report states the growth in collection in each of the last [... Read More]