English | Dzongkha Saturday, December 5, 2020

COVID-19 delays mandarin export, Gelegphu

The COVID-19 situation has affected Gelegphu’s mandarin export. It delayed the business by almost a month. Normally, by this time of the season, the export would have picked pace with 10 to 15 truckloads of mandarin already dispatched to Bangladesh.

A tailoring business thriving amid the COVID-19 pandemic, S/Jongkhar

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought businesses to a standstill and disrupted lives of people across the globe. But it also presented a lot of opportunities. In Samdrup Jongkhar, it has sealed the border and opened a door of opportunity for a young man to realise his once abandoned dream of starting a tailoring business. 

Building business linkages and promote trade and investment opportunities

Aimed at reforming the agriculture sector and doubling of farmer’s income, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is organising the first-ever virtual conference of the 6th Farm 2 Fork – International Conference, Exhibition and Buyer Seller Meet in collaboration with Punjab Haryana Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 4th to 6th November.
Agri-Businesses falling under Small and Cottage […]

Bountiful cardamom yield, Zhemgang

Farmers in Doongbi and Dhangkhar Pam under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang are once again blessed with a bountiful cardamom harvest this year. Famers said this year’s total production is much higher and they hope for better price amid the pandemic.

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. 

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