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Winding up existing leases would be unlawful

Concerned agencies responds to National Council’s resolution

Mining: Nationalisation of mining activities would breach mines and minerals Act and the mines and mineral management regulation, the ministry of economic affairs has informed the National Council.   

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Getting their acts together towards a standard action plan

The various ministries, sectors and agencies have yet to coordinate their efforts

Disaster: Although Bhutan is theoretically prepared for a bigger disaster, it’s yet to have a standard action plan for coordination and preparation.   Bhutan also requires clear operation procedures during national disasters.

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MoA directed to clarify Forest Act provisions …

… particularly with respect to timber requirements for lhakhang renovation

Assembly: The National Assembly yesterday directed the ministry of agriculture and forests to disseminate information on the provisions of the Forest Act and related laws for better understanding of the people, and research on how to go about the issue of timber for lhakhang renovation, and for constructing houses for summer and winter.

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Nganglam-Dewathang highway to resume next year

Provided that the existing security issues improve

Roads: Construction of the 68.3km Nganglam-Dewathang highway that was deferred following security issues will resume after a year, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said.

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Meet the people is not only for PDP supporters

Q-Hour: The meet-the-people programme that the government initiated since August 2013 is not for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supporters, but mainly for people from the low-income group, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

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Gelephu airport to be ready within a month

Aviation: With the completion of the terminal building at Gelephu airport, scheduled flight operations can commence once the certification process is over.

The terminal building was handed over to Department of Air Transport (DAT) last week.

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Residual resistance to DITT overarching role

ICT: Despite the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) being granted a parenting or management role over all ICT officers in the government since at least 2009, some agencies have still been resisting the change.

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New biking trail for urban dwellers

More such trails are in the pipe line

Recreation: Considering limited recreational facilities and the growing cycling trend in the capital, the first biking trail in Thimphu was inaugurated at Kuenselphodrang by the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India and Bhutan, Joao Cravinho, yesterday.

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