Tourism: Following, what officials claims a successful cultural event the Bhutan embassy in Bangkok organised last December, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) would hold a “Bhutan fair” in the Thai capital this December.
Small and medium enterprises from Bhutan will get opportunity to showcase their products and sell at the three-day trade fair at the Central World mall, one of Bangkok’s popular shopping malls.
Handicrafts Association of Bhutan, Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts, [... Read More]
Lyonpo Dorji Choden inspects the highway’s construction at Kinala in Jarey gewog, 42 km from Gyalpoizhing in Mongar
Roads: Construction of the 75.76km Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway is expected to complete next year.
Road officials said the rocky terrain has slowed the construction’s pace, but when the highway’s completed, it would open up many parts of interior eastern Bhutan, road officials said on November 5, during the site visit by the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden.
To date, 68.2km of formation cutting work has been completed, with 25.5km completed from the Gyalpoizhing side [... Read More]
The township has seen no progress since plot-owners lack the wherewithal to construct
Tour: While its neighbouring districts witness steady development, Lhuentse’s main town area, Phaling, has not seen similar progress, because of the freeze on housing loans.
During the visit of works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden on November 6, many shopkeepers cited this reason for being unable to construct their houses, even after the government allocated plots in 2007.
A few gups and [... Read More]
Carelessly strewn, overloaded or ripped open by miscreants
The stalled project currently straddles the jurisdictions of MoA and DoR
Farmroad: People of Gasetshogom gewog in Wangdue aren’t sure whom to approach for the work on the resumed construction of a three km farm road that came to a halt following clearance issues.
The construction of the farm road was stopped last year after a villager filed a court case, alleging that the gewog administration didn’t take prior consent from her before execution of [... Read More]
Home minister launches the book in presence of senior government officials and religious organisation members
NYES: The sixth volume of Ney Yig Kuenphen Lamzang, a description of sacred religious sites (nye) was launched yesterday during the ninth meeting of the commission for religious organisations.
The book contains descriptions on sacred sites of Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang districts.
The book is a result of research collections of sacred religious sites in the country, division for cultural properties of culture department conducted.
Researcher Sangay Dendup, senior cultural and property record officer, said, except [... Read More]
New location, new school: The academic block of Chumigthang middle secondary school
Education: Just as the academic session is about to end, the Chumigthang middle secondary school in Ahalley under Sampheling gewog, where the old Pasakha LSS has been relocated, was inaugurated yesterday.
Located on a hilltop, the new school is spread across eight acres of land. There are nine buildings, comprising 28 classrooms, library, science lab and a multi purpose hall. The school has 1,144 students and 41 teachers.
The new school is about eight km [... Read More]
His Majesty the King and the Gyaltsuen, cabinet ministers and senior government officials with CHPC employees who received certificates and mementos of appreciation
Occasion: Donning a neat bura gho, Dasho Yeshey Wangdi scans the winding road towards the powerhouse of Chukha hydropower plant (CHP), both of which he engineered some 25 years ago.
His face brimming with smiles and looking content, he is among the first guests at the silver jubilee celebrations of the project at the Wangchu MSS football ground. Schoolchildren, villagers, civil servants of the dzongkhag, and CHP employees and their families filled the ground, [... Read More]
WB: Given the restrictions put in place by the central bank slowly damming economic activity, it might be easier said than done for the government to achieve an annual average growth rate of 10 percent in the next five years, as pledged.
According to a World Bank (WB) report titled, Bhutan Development Update, published last month and presented to officials from the finance ministry, central bank, financial institutions and private sector yesterday, Bhutan’s economy [... Read More]
By-election: As of yesterday, Pemagatshel election office received 227 of the 335 postal ballots it issued for the upcoming Nanong-Shumar by-elections.
Of the 227 postal ballots received, eight were rejected. Returning officer Sonam Bumthap said they were rejected because the respondents’ identity declaration cards were enclosed in envelope ‘A’ instead of ‘B’.
The postal ballots will be accepted even during the two-day blackout periods of November 7 and until 5pm on November 8.
Voters of the [... Read More]