Formation cutting will be completed within days
DoR: The Chazam to Duksum road will be broadened and ready when trucks carrying heavy machinery and material start coming to Duksum for the construction of the 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project.
The formation cutting between Jamkhardrang and Duksum along the Trashiyangtse highway will be completed within the deadline, according to department of roads (DoR) officials in Duksum.
Assistant engineer with Duksum field sub-division office, Dendup Dorji, said they have to excavate 5.3km by July 15.
“We [... Read More]
Waste not: Models wear designs created from waste
The 2nd Nazhon-ista competition showcased clothes made of traditional textile and waste
Go Youth Go: As the lights went out, the murmur among the audience died down, and a soothing traditional music filled the air. As models glided on the ramp, the audience let out a gasp.
Young models showcased gowns, dresses and suits made of traditional textile and waste.
With eyes unblinking, but full to the brim, was Tshering Zam, 17, the designer, whose collection [... Read More]
The finalists: Pep City and Pep City FC
Futsal: Two sister teams, Pep City and Pep City FC competed in the finals of futsal recovery cup, season two, organised by Nazhoen Pelri Drop in Centre that began since July 1.
In a closely contested match, Pep City defeated Pep City FC, 6-4 at Changlimithang ground on July 11.
Pep City grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first 15 minutes and held onto the lead till the end of the first half.
However, just two [... Read More]
Lyonchhoen accuses naysayers of seeking political mileage from the contentious issue
Salary: Allaying concerns raised on the pay revision, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday said that the government has enough money to afford the salary raise, which, being granted royal assent, has now become law.
“We’re comfortable and that’s why we proposed the revision,” lyonchhoen said. “We’ve done our work on where the money is going to come from.”
Lyonchhoen said the government has identified where [... Read More]
Lack of funds and space are the two main constraints to the stalled extension work
DCA: With expansion work at Paro international airport stalled for lack of funds, the ministry of information and communications (MoIC) has requested the government to find funds from any source.
The government of India (GoI) clarified last week that it had not committed Nu 680M for Paro airport expansion in the 11th Plan. It was pointed out that the Bhutanese [... Read More]
The shortfall will be offset if major hydropower projects come on-stream in time
Export: The country’s external grants are expected to decline from nine percent of GDP in fiscal year 2012-13 to six percent by the end of 11th Plan.
This was according to the report on International Monetary Fund (IMF) consultation with Bhutan.
As per the Articles IV of the agreement, IMF should hold bilateral discussions with members every year. The shortfall in grants has [... Read More]
Injury: A 10-year-old boy from Balamna village in Haa was airlifted to Kolkata yesterday after an arrow released from a compound bow hit him on the head.
Bali hospital’s medical officer, Dr Pema Tenzin, said the arrow had pierced six centimetres into the brain from the left side of the temple above the left ear.
He said an attempt was made to airlift the patient by helicopter to Kolkata initially, but the helicopter could not [... Read More]
The idea of a stakeholders consultation meeting is to encourage and engage in dialogue, so what’s proposed is effectively communicated, reviewed and agreed upon based on consensus. This will promote accountability.
In the past three days, at the information and communication ministry’s conference room, stakeholders and ministry officials reviewed the draft for the revised Bhutan Information Communication and Media (BICM) Act.
In this case, since it is an amendment Act, the draft, once finalised, will be presented [... Read More]
The finance minister says that the sector is to benefit from the same incentives as before
Expo 2010: Despite the revised taxes on import of vehicles, the tourism sector will continue to be exempted from customs duty and sales tax on tourist vehicles, in line with the economic development policy (EDP) 2010.
The finance minister, Namgay Dorji, said the tourism sector would enjoy the same tax incentives on import of vehicles like they did before.
“The [... Read More]