• BMHC reprimands three doctors and nurses

    Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) has reprimanded three doctors and three nurses and withheld their “certificate of good standing” for a period of two years for negligence of duty.

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Bid to bring Thimphu and Wangdue even closer

Nahi-Chamgang highway proposed will reduce inter-district distance by half DT: Local leaders of Wangdue unanimously voted to propose a highway to connect Nahi gewog in Wangdue and Chamgang in Thimphu, yesterday at the ninth dzogkhag tshogdu (DT). The DT decided to propose the highway’s construction at the upcoming parliament session …

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TCB to conduct satellite accounting

A means of generating data with a view to promote domestic tourism  Tourism: For a better understanding of inbound, domestic and outbound tourism expenditure, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will conduct the first tourism satellite accounting in the upcoming financial year. A tourism satellite accounting is a standard framework …

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Japan grants 193 million Yen for three projects

Grant: To replace old ambulances, Japan would provide 20 ambulances worth 172 million Japanese Yen to the health ministry beginning this year. It is one of the three projects that the two governments’ representatives, Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan Vetsop Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Takeshi Yagi will …

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A spark from falling boulders started a forest fire opposite Fawan in Lhuentse yesterday around 1:30pm. Locals said falling boulders was responsible for most forest fires in the area, which also makes it difficult for them to contain the fire.                                               

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Mangdechu project ahead of schedule

The annual energy generation from the Nu 45B project is estimated at 2.9 billion units MHPA: The Mangdechu hydropower project is now 60 percent complete and is on track to be commissioned by September 2017. The Trongsa-based 720 mega watt (MW) project is one of the big hydropower undertakings that …

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First batch of power tillers due in 2017

Under the general grants aid assistance of GoJ, large numbers are not provided Farming: A first batch of 400 power tillers of the 1,450 requested from the Japanese government is expected to arrive in 2017, according to the agriculture ministry. While the Japanese cabinet has not officially accepted the request …

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Round Two: Voters of Photshorong chiwog in Mongar gewog caste their vote to choose their candidate for the gup’s post yesterday. The second round of bye-elections for the vacant post will be held on April 6.                                          

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Fulbright scholarship was awarded fairly: DAHE

Education: The allegation against the award of a US Fulbright scholarship, which was shared through an anonymous letter on social media, is invalid, the Department of Adult and Higher Education’s (DAHE)director general said. “The selection process was fair and inclusive,” director general Tshewang Tandin said. The letter, posted on social …

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Online portal for all geospatial data by 2017

But a data sharing policy will have to be drafted first  Land: Since its launch in October last year, an online geo-portal for geospatial data has hardly been accessed. National Land Commission (NLC) officials said there is a need to create awareness about the the web portal for geospatial information. …

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Two forest fires in Wangdue

Forest fire: Two forest fires that are blazing since March 15 at two locations, Jarigang and Baychutop in Kamichu, Wangdue has razed hundreds of acres of forest and is still not under control. A forest official at Kamichu, Namgay said the forest fire at Jarigang started at 9pm while the …

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Dagachu is up and running

After a series of deadlines missed, the first Bhutanese managed project is commissioned Hydropower: The 126 MW Dagachu hydro power project (DHPP) is now fully commissioned, with the second 63MW (megawatt) unit test on March 15. The first test was conducted on February 20. The national load dispatch centre (NLDC) …

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Priority clearance for Bunakha reservoir scheme

This was revealed in the MoEA’s draft annual performance agreement Hydropower: The Bunakha reservoir scheme, which will generate 180MW of electricity, and augment the generation of Tala and Chukha downstream, is to be cleared for implementation within the next financial year. In its draft annual performance agreement, the economic affairs …

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