Wednesday , January 18 2017
  • REDCL likely to increase rural lending

    Fund: The Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd (REDCL) is likely to increase its rural lending limit to Nu 500,000 from Nu 100,000. REDCL announced this on January 16 during the ongoing ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC) in Phuentsholing.

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Dzongkha reinstated as a main subject

Education: Students of classes preprimary (PP) to XII must now pass Dzongkha in order to be promoted to a higher class, it was decided at the ongoing National Education Conference in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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East-West Highway will be diverted to Lhuentse

Ura-Lingmethang is planned as a park road
Road: The primary northern East-West Highway, in the near future, will be diverted from Ura in Bumthang to Gorgan in Lhuentse and back to monger via gongola, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the mid-year review of the annual performance agreements (APA).

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Local leaders in Samtse trained in planning

LG: With a two-day 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) guideline sensitisation programme concluding yesterday, gups and mangmis of Samtse are now versed in planning, investing in and implementing developmental activities.

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Anim Pema Deki receives Points of Light Award

Michael Rutland and the foreign affairs minister Damcho Dorji presents The Points of Light award certificate and letter from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to Emma Slade (Anim Pema Deki) at the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre in Thimphu

Award:  British Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Michael Rutland, on behalf of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa May, presented the 2017 Points of Light Award to Emma Slade at the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre in Thimphu yesterday.

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Hydropower projects likely to affect APA targets

Review: The delay in implementation of the Punatshangchu-II hydroelectric project is likely to obstruct the economic affairs ministry from achieving one of its annual performance agreement (APA) targets signed with the government.

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Low-cost sanitary pads for schools girls

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Education: To give every school-going girl access to safe sanitary pads, the education ministry launched a project that will provide low-cost sanitary pads during the National Education Conference in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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