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Raising awareness on waste disposal, forest fire prevention

Expert says burning of wastes emit extremely harmful pollutants

Pollution: Prior to the winter season, forest officials in Wangdue visit villages in Wangdue and Punakha to provides awareness on proper disposal of waste, waste segregation and on avoiding burning harmful and solid waste in forestlands.

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BBIN road connectivity plan in limbo

Connectivity: Parliament is expected to once again vote on the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA). The National Assembly is likely to submit it to His Majesty The King for Royal Command to deliberate the agreement in a joint sitting.

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Making Bhutan the cleanest country in the world

The programme begins with a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 

Environment: Perhaps for the first time in the country, every citizen will be involved in a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty The King’s accession to the Golden Throne.

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Two elephants plague Gangtokha


Conflict: Carrying a rudimentary torch to light up their trail, four forest officials ready to patrol the maize and paddy fields at around 8:30pm looking out for two elephants terrorising villages in Gangtokha of Nichula gewog, Dagana.

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A village still waits for electricity


Without electricity, the residents of Reutala depend on firewood

Electricity: As the day gets darker, Sangay Lhamo, 60, walks towards her kitchen embracing a bundle of firewood. She makes a fire in her kitchen.

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JICA supports improvement of medical equipment


Assistance: The Ministry of Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Gross National Happiness Commission signed the minutes of the discussions on the preparatory survey report for the project of Improvement of Medical Equipment at the national and regional referral hospitals yesterday.

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Prados will be returned: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, in a Facebook post, clarified that the Cabinet ministers will not be allowed to keep their duty vehicles after the completion of their tenure.

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ICIMOD looks to continue partnership with Bhutan

icmodICIMOD's director general David James Molden spoke with Kuensel’s Dechen Tshomo  Q&A: What has been some major ICIMOD interventions or work areas in Bhutan in the last Medium-Term Action Plan (MTAP) III? We work in the Kangchenjunga landscape that covers Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal, where we work on conserving natural resources and community development work in these high mountain areas. Bhutan has been a very active partner.

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