English | Dzongkha Monday, September 28, 2020

Sarpang Layer Cooperative helps in marketing of eggs during the lockdown

The Sarpang Layer Cooperative came to the rescue of the non-member poultry farmers in the district during the nationwide lockdown. The cooperative helped the farmers in marketing. 

Trongsa worried about Sichuan pepper (Thingye) business

For many years, Sichuan pepper, locally known as Thingye has been one of the sources of income for most locals of Nubi Gewog in Trongsa. However the current situation due to the pandemic has affected its sales, which has left locals worried.

Government exploring various options to re-open schools

The government is exploring different options to re-open schools. At the press brief today, the Foreign Minister, Dr Tandi Dorji, said that discussions are still underway in the cabinet and government is yet to decide on the dates.

Eight locally produced essential products reprioritised for import substitution by 2021

The Department of Cottage and Small Industry under the Ministry of Economic Affairs has reprioritised eight locally produced essential products for import substitution by the year 2021.
The products to be substituted by locally made products are processed butter and cheese, noodles, sanitary pads, toilet paper, soap and detergents, cookies and snacks and tea products.
The Department, […]

A man quits restaurant business for chilli farming amid COVID-19 situation, Trongsa

A 36-year-old man in Trongsa left his restaurant business for chilli farming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He went back to his village in Changray under Draagteng Gewog in Trongsa after the directives from the government for physical distancing leading to a drastic fall in the number of customers in his restaurant.

Poor orange yield concerns exporters in Gelegphu

Orange export season in Gelegphu normally starts from the beginning of November. However, this time the export of oranges to Bangladesh began from November  27. The exporters say the delay is due to poor yield compared to the past years. 

Urka Bangla pickle from Trashi Yangtse

Bhutanese cuisine is known for its spiciness and the diet remains incomplete without chillies. Taking advantage of this, a group of women from Tashi Yangtse are into producing chilli pickle locally known as Urka Bangla pickle. The group made around Nu 0.4 M from selling the pickle this year. 

Five high-end hotels in Bhutan recognized

dusitD2 hotel in Bhutan bagged six accolades including the Best Italian Cuisine in Asia at the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel awards last month in Malaysia.

Enhancing export quality requirements of local food items

Although there is a growing demand for local food items in the international market, the products fail to meet the international requirements. So to help Bhutan take advantage of the premium market, a two-day workshop on export quality management was held in Thimphu.

Team Druk Rimdo Service bags the best business idea

Team Druk Rimdo Service, an online service for rituals, won the best business idea at Thimphu Global Women Start-up Weekend yesterday. Twenty women from diverse backgrounds took part in the event.

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