English | Dzongkha Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sustainable Land Management practices effective in Wangphu

The people of Wangphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar say that sustainable land management practices have benefitted them. It has helped in effectively utilising about 300 acres of vulnerable land, while at the same time increasing the production of cash crops.  

Bhutan to receive an additional fund of 7.3 M Euros from the EU

Bhutan will receive an additional fund of 7.3 M Euros from the European Union (EU). The grant is approved for the establishment of the National Training Centre for Search and Rescue and the Water Flagship Programme.

FM questioned on govt.’s intervention to regulate the high-interest rates

The conversion of Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) into a Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) bank is expected to address the issues related to high-interest rates charged by the banking institutions in the country. 

Ambulance for all Grade II BHU not possible in the 12th FYP:Health Minister

Providing ambulances for all Grade II Basic Health Unit (BHU) will not be possible in the 12th Five Year Plan. The health minister shared this during the Question Hour of the National Assembly yesterday. Sombaykha’s Member of Parliament (MP) Dorjee Wangmo had questioned the minister on what basis the health ministry decides the allocation of ambulances.  

Tsherphu roadblock likely to be cleared by Friday

The major roadblock at Tsherphu,41.5 kilometres from Nganglam towards Gyalpozhing is expected to clear after two days according to the Department of Roads (DoR). The Nganglam-Gyalpozhing highway has been closed to traffic since June 16.

HH the Je Khenpo appoints new Lams…

His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed new Lams of Lha Dzong Goenpa in Thimphu and Shemagangkha in Chhukha. His Holiness awarded Tashi Lekdhar to two lams yesterday morning in Tashichhodzong.

MHPA kicks off with about 20 MW of electricity yesterday

720 Megawatt Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority (MHPA) generated about 20 megawatts of electricity yesterday after successfully commissioning one of the units.

Wangdue Phodrang District Hospital inaugurated yesterday

The newly constructed 40 bedded Wangdue Phodrang district hospital was inaugurated yesterday. The new hospital is expected to provide key preventive and curative healthcare services to the people of Wangdue, Punakha and Gasa.

Members of Parliament experiencing ground realities of PHPA

To better understand the ground reality of Punatsangchu Hydropower projects, the parliamentarians led by the National Assembly Speaker, the Home Minister and Economic Affairs Minister visited the sites on June 15th.

Ginger price reached new high in Samdrup Jongkhar

Farmers in Samdrup Jongkhar saw a huge leap in the price of ginger after an interval of five years. Due to the high demand for ginger in the Indian market, the spot price of ginger touched Nu 78 per kg yesterday against Nu 30 a week ago.

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