• Consolidation of govt. office constructions infeasible

    To decongest the core area in Thimphu, a taskforce has recommended that any new government office construction in Thimphu could be in Gamchey, Babesa. Gamchey has about 20 acres of land and the report stated that constructing the new offices there would also develop the peri-urban area. 

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Only locals can promote local produce

Gakyed Gatoen is learning about the traditional cottage industry

Local rice instead of the variety of scented imported rice at government conferences, local dried fruits instead of Bangkok sweets as desert or even chuggo instead of candies inside the aircraft.

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Winter Parliament session deferred 

The third session of the third Parliament will commence on January 15 next year. The National Assembly secretary Sangay Duba said that the winter session of the Parliament has to be deferred to give the government adequate time to prepare for the National Day celebrations that would be held in the capital. 

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Green number plate for green cars

There are 103 registered EVs in the country today

Electric vehicles (EV) will carry green number plates hereon. The government vehicles will have yellow font, private vehicles will bear white font and taxis numbers would be written in black. 

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Making infrastructure disable-friendly

Proper signage, street furniture designed to allow free movement, wide footpaths, tactile tiling, ramps, and outdoor parking not more than 50 meters away from the accessible building. 

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Drukair starts flying across the equator

The national airline, Drukair, has added a new destination to its international flight operations.Starting today, Drukair will start operating chartered flights to Dili in East Timor from Singapore. The flight operates upon the arrival of the scheduled flights to Singapore.

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Thousands of devotees received blessings from the kusungthukten (relics of body, speech and mind) including the robes, rosary, and hat of the third Zhabdrung Thuktruel (mind incarnation) Jigme Drakpa at his birth place, the 200-year-old Wengkhar Lhakhang in Mongar on October 28. The relics were displayed on the 30th day …

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Empowering women through waste

In a month, about 2,000 kilograms of paper, plastic and textile waste is used to produce crafts

Art and craft products that housewives, physically-challenged individuals and women in difficult conditions from Bumthang and Thimphu made from recycled paper, plastic and textile waste were displayed for sale at Namgay Heritage in Thimphu yesterday.

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday conferred Dhar to five lams of the central monastic body at the Tashichhodzong. Lopen Sha Thinley from Ruebisa, Wangdue was conferred Dhar for Toedsey Jim, Lopen Sherub Tharchen from Haa was appointed the new Chief Administrative Officer of Punthim Dratshang, Lopen Pelbar from Khelakha, …

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