English | Dzongkha Friday, August 18, 2017

National drama festival kicks off

The first ever national level drama festival is underway in the capital. The festival began from August 16.

A project to support CSOs launched

The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country are now expected to reach out to more disadvantaged groups in the country. That’s because a project called “Support to Civil Society in Bhutan” was launched in the capital yesterday.

18 youths to leave for Korea for various vocational trainings

A total of 18 young Bhutanese will soon head to South Korea’s Jeju Province where they will undergo trainings in bakery, cooking, horticulture and carpentry among others.

Dengue fever remains a health concern

With hundreds of  people infected dengue fever every year, the mosquito-borne disease  remains a health concern particularly in the country’s south. Properly managing water stored in containers at home is vital to keeping the disease at bay but health officials say people ignore this crucial preventive measure.   

Bhutan and Japan sign Power System Plan 2040 project agreement

The governments of Bhutan and Japan signed the technical cooperation project agreement for the project on the Power System Plan 2040 yesterday.  It is to update the master plans of hydro power projects developed in 2003.

Japan to train Bhutanese art teachers

Japan’s Hamada Municipal Corporation Agency will help Bhutan train three of its art teachers in Japan beginning next year under a three-year project.

Population, housing census report likely to be out by April 2018

About 140 university graduates recruited by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) are compiling the data of the country’s second population and housing census. The NSB hopes to be able to launch the census report by April next year.

E4T project to accelerate trade

E4T or E-infrastructure for Trade and Services Development project is aimed at creating a reliable ICT ecosystem that will accelerate Bhutan’s integration into regional and global trade.  

His Majesty The King launches Bhutan Foreign Service Programme at RIGSS

His Majesty The King graced the launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing yesterday.

Damchu-Chhukha bypass road achieves major breakthrough

Formation cutting along the nearly 3 kilometer rocky cliff on the Damchu-Chhukha bypass road is now complete. With this, the entire length of the bypass road is now connected.  

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