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Jomotsangkha hopes to benefit with township development

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.

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Govt. to lose Nu 484M from revision of PIT slab

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.

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Preparing for pandemics

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.

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Measures in place to address increasing regional visitors: PM

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.

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Helicopter service profitable so far: Govt.

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.

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