English | Dzongkha Friday, February 21, 2020

Bridge Bhutan Project- enhancing adult literacy and skills development

To enhance adult literacy and skills development in the country, the Bhutan National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with Non-Formal and Continuing Education under the Education Ministry launched a five year Bridge Bhutan Project yesterday.

No more tourism levy exemption

The National Assembly decided to lift the tourism levy exemption from the identified Dzongkhags and made the Sustainable Development Fee applicable to all the Dzongkhags during the re-deliberation on Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020 today.

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong restoration, exclusively Bhutanese workers

Works to restore Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is in full swing. And one thing that alienates the project from the rest is that it is exclusively Bhutanese workers who are executing it. For such works involving a traditional touch, officials say Bhutanese people are the most efficient as compared to foreign workers.

Locals of Jongthang unhappy with the proposed location of the motorable bridge, Trongsa

The decision to construct a motorable bridge over Mangde River in Trongsa has left the people of Jongthang unhappy. They submitted their formal plea of having the bridge constructed next to the existing suspension in writing as well.

Public rituals performed in open field without a Lhakhang, Samtse

For Bhutanese, a Lhakhang is a place to practice spirituality. It also holds important social and cultural functions. For the people of Chongzhu_Tshachhu chiwog under Norgaygang Gewog in Samtse, a Lhakhang is a rare sight. And their request for one has fallen on deaf ears for several years.

Lhuentse to have a real town within a couple of years

From temporary bamboo sheds and cramped spaces in the past, Phaling town in Lhuentse is slowly transforming into a new one with the execution of developmental works recently. Within a couple of years from now, the new town will have all the basic facilities such as internal road network, street lights and footpaths.

National Council adopts Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-20

The Economic Affairs Committee of the National Council recommended the National Assembly to withdraw its proposal for the supplementary appropriation of Nu 5 M for the parliamentary committees and secretariat services. The House adopted the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-2020 today after adopting five of the six recommendations passed by the National Assembly.

Environmental Clearance made easier

People applying for Environmental Clearance now need not have to acquire an approval or No Objection Certificate from the concerned Dzongkhag, Thromde Administration or concerned agencies.

National Housing policy for affordable housing and home-ownership based flats

Lack of proper policy in place makes it difficult to construct houses that the government pledged for, said the Works and Human Settlement Minister. The government during election pledged to provide affordable housing for middle and low income groups nationwide.

Rotary Club of Thimphu donates 17 numbers of oxygen concentrator to JDWNRH

The Rotary Club of Thimphu donated 17 numbers of oxygen concentrator worth Nu. 792,115 to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.

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