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 »
Township: The people of Jomotsangkha could not have been happy when the dzongkhag tshogdu endorsed Samdrupcholing as Samdrupjongkhar’s yenlag (satellite) thromde earlier this year. But with developmental activities going on in the town, the locals are hopeful that benefits of township development could reach them as well.Read More »
Development: Zhemgang’s yenlag throm, Panbang, is expecting the new plan for the town soon. Residents of the town are aware of the new town site that was identified at Tungademba.Read More »
46,105 tax payers will enjoy the exemption
Tax: Should the proposed revision of the basic exemption limit of Personal Income Tax (PIT) go from Nu 100,000 to Nu 200,000, the government will have to forego a revenue of Nu 484 million (M) annually.
Vegetables: Tests results for chemical content of 12 imported rice varieties from India showed that they are safe for consumption, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said yesterday at the 24th Meet the Press session.Read More »
Training: To test and validate the updated National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP), a four-day simulation exercise is being conducted at the Technical Training Institute in Khuruthang, Punakha. It began yesterday.Read More »
The govt.’s priority is to conduct tourism activities without undermining the high impact, low value policy
Toursism: Although the unprecedented growth of regional tourists is a concern, the government is prepared and measures are in place to address the increasing number of visitors without undermining the high impact, low value tourism policy.
Diplomacy: Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on June 2.Read More »
However, the opposition disagreed on grounds of maintenance costs and depreciation
NC: Of 143 flights flown by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service (RBHS) in the last six months, 38 flights were used for medical services.
The bill was introduced in Parliament in November last year
NA: The economic affairs committee of the National Assembly yesterday presented the Customs bill to the house. The bill aims to modernise the country’s customs administration system.
An artificial insemination programme is proving successful
Livestock: To further encourage dairy farmers to adopt artificial insemination (AI) for improving cattle breeds, the Department of Livestock (DoL) organised a calf rally at Pam in Trashigang on June 1.
Infrastructure: With potholes appearing on the first gewog centre road less than a year after it was paved, local leaders raised the need for monitoring and maintenance when carrying out such works, during the final dzongkhag tshogdu held last week.Read More »
Entertainment: The eighth sitting of the Tsirang Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) approved yesterday the establishment of four karaoke bars in Damphu town.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 »