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Witnessing the mass tourism era?

More than 65,000 regional tourists visited Bhutan in 2014

In absence of a policy to govern regional tourists…
Tourism: In absence of a policy to govern regional tourists, the unprecedented growth of regional tourists over the years is being seen as a threat to dollar paying tourists.

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EIB joint committee in deadlock

The NC and the opposition have refused to budge from their stand

Agreement: The joint committee of the two houses of Parliament constituted during the sixth session to review the disputed European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement and iron out differences has been in deadlock.

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NC reviews if tourism sector has implemented its resolutions

Tourism: National Council gave a sweet-sour review of the implementation of the resolutions passed last winter while deliberating on tourism sector issues yesterday. Auditing Tourism Council of Bhutan is underway to examine the tax files and activities of the tourism sector and to ascertain if there is any malpractice or …

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The paradox of progress

Trekkers along the Jomolhari trail on which rural electrification works are occurring

The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek has allegedly obstructed trekking activities
Tourism: The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek route to supply electricity to the remote gewogs of Soe and Lingzhi has obstructed trekking activities along the route, according to tour operators.

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BAFRA continues to test vegetables and fruits

The vegetable market in Phuentsholing

Safety: Following the recent temporary ban on import of beans and cauliflower due to chemical contents beyond permissible limit, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is continuously testing vegetables and fruits in Phuentsholing.

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New road dug up less than a month later

The newly paved road had to be dug up as a result of water seepage problems

Water seepage was found to be the problem
Infrastructure: With several portions of a newly paved road in the Thinleygang area on the Wangdue-Thimphu highway being dug up, local leaders are raising questions about quality and monitoring.

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