The Druk Green Power corporation is considering listing on the stock exchange to raise money for building future hydropower projects.
The idea is to make construction of hydropower projects self-sustaining and commercial, instead of being dependent on loans and grants.
When the listing will happen has not been decided as of yet, but it could take a few years.
While the company wants to be listed on the local stock exchange, the royal securities exchange board ltd. (RSEBL), [... Read More]
This will encompass 28 projects over the next five years
In harnessing information communications technology (ICT) for good governance, creating an information society and enabling sustainable economic development, at least Nu 3B will be required for 28 projects in the next five years, according to an e-government master plan.
Of this, an estimated Nu 1B will be required for the next phase of the capacity building Chiphen Rigpel project. The plan points out the need to reach [... Read More]
Farmers of Panglem Bauchiling chiwog share a drink of water during the common forum held yesterday at the Thangrong gewog centre in Mongar district.
DCT President Lily Wangchhuk
Punakha served as launching pad with party president addressing workers and well-wishers
Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) kicked off its campaign for the primary round from the western district of Punakha, with party president Lily Wangchhuk meeting party workers and supporters at the Khuruthang vocational training institute’s multipurpose hall.
Before her speech, the president apologised for keeping the gathering of around 50 waiting for two hours. The campaign had been scheduled to begin at 2pm.
The party chose Punakha, [... Read More]
How apt it was, this little initiative coming from a handful of educators to improve the experience and ambiance of classroom learning for little children at a school in Thimphu.
Political party presidents and candidates are claiming to be from humble family backgrounds, and how they were best placed to reach out their hands, should they be elected to govern the country, into the darkness and pull the hands of those like them into the light.
Mere [... Read More]
BAFRA’s present quarantine station in Phuentsholing
The BAFRA office relocation has created a doubt about this vital citadel against disease
With the landowner asking Bhutan agriculture and food regulatory authority (BAFRA) office in Phuentsholing to move, officials are wondering if Phuentsholing will now have a plant and animal quarantine station.
This is because the new land identified by Phuentsholing thromde for BAFRA, for which documentation is still under process, can accommodate only the administrative block but not the quarantine station.
Without a quarantine [... Read More]
Tandin is a vegetable vendor as well as a weaver
Tandin Wangchuk, 30, picked up the skill early (at 10) and in secret from his mother
His eyes focused and fingers moving fast on a pangtse gho, Tandin Wangchuk has no qualms weaving, a craft that is usually associated with women.
With the loom strapped to a corner of the vegetable shed in Gyalpoizhing town, and among a row of women vegetable vendors, sits the 30-year-old, weaving the yarn into a gho.
Tandin Wangchuk helps his elder sister [... Read More]
Despite waiting, not many from Samtse thromde turned up at the common forum
Only about 30 of the 700 eligible voters of the throm turned up to lend a ear
If the turnout at the common forum in Samtse yesterday is any indicator, then the people of Samtse thromde had probably made up their mind which party to vote for.
For although the returning officer, micro observer and four party candidates waited until 10am and delayed the forum by more than 30 minutes, only about 30 people turned up at [... Read More]
Almost done: Inmates display their needle work
… is good occupational therapy, as Chamgang inmates find, in the art of embroidery
Unlike inmates in some western countries, normally seen in movies, pumping iron in prison gyms, walking around a large outdoor space, or playing basketball, Bhutanese ones in Chamgang have taken to needlework.
Most prisoners there, it seems, have taken a fancy to embroidery.
A tour around the prison and, in one cell, a 24-year-old man runs his skinny fingers sewing up some intricate patterns [... Read More]
What’s in store for us: Bumthang voters listen to political party candidates as they list their pledges at a common forum in Chummey
The choice before the electorate seems to boil down to staying with the old or chancing the new
With the campaign period on, candidates of the four parties in Bumthang’s two constituencies have started making promises and wooing voters since the common forum on May 13.
But Bumthaps are not ready to be easily convinced this time around. Many said they would wait and weigh the parties before jumping for what they have to say.
Villagers said, while [... Read More]