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Govt to visit 205 gewogs

Meetings: To meet, discuss and get feedbacks from people living at the grassroots on the plans and policies of the government, the government will be visiting all 205 gewogs in the coming months.

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Preliminary works begin on Amochu land reclamation project

Update: Although marginal, the Amochu Land Reclamation Township (ALRT) project has started making some developments. While the project has acquired an in-principle clearance for land registration, the Druk Holdings and Investments (DHI) also has made some progress with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for funding.

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Saving a school from collapsing

Disaster: It is hot and humid in Harachu. But that is not bothering the teachers of Singye Namgyal Primary School. Teaching has ceased for the last few days. Teachers are busy ensuring that classrooms and hostel of the school in Athang gewog is safe.

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Six new takins radio collared

Migration: With six more takins radio collared at Tsarijathang in Jigme Dorji National Park last month, an in-depth study on the migration pattern of the national animal has begun.

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Namling – Latongla road risky, caution road officials

Road: With the area shrouded in fog due to incessant rain, travellers are cautioned to be alert when driving between Namling and Latongla in Mongar and to avoid driving at night. Erosions triggred from heavy rains on August 3 have washed away almost half of the road. Around 5am yesterday, …

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Where do missing people go?

Society: It was Monday, the first day of school after the mid term break. Gembo’s daughter, who lives with his elder daughter, went to school, rejuvenated and refreshed from the two-week break.

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Two new birds discovered

Ornithology: Three months after Bhutan added a new bird species, two new species - the Beautiful Sibia (Heterophasia pulchella) and Brown Accentor (Prunella fulvescens) were recorded into Bhutan’s ornithology list, taking the total count of species to 695.

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Hurdles of achieving an ICT enabled society

ICT: Low adoption of completed ICT programmes by government agencies, lack of budget and human resources, are some of the hurdles in Bhutan’s quest to achieve an ICT-enabled knowledge society, according to the revised Bhutan ICT Roadmap.

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India doesn’t have excess energy, says external affairs secretary

Hydropower: Joint Secretary (North) with the external affairs ministry, Abhay Thakur, who visited the Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority I (PHPA I) site along with other Indian delegates, yesterday said the revised cost of Nu 93.75B, which the union cabinet approved last month, was justified.

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Problem bypass to get solid makeover

Thromde: Thimphu thromde is giving a facelift to the bypass under the bridge at Olarongchu. Concreting of the about 30-metre 200mm think road with steel reinforcement has already begun.

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