English | Dzongkha Friday, August 18, 2017

Tourist hotels boom over the last four years

The number of tourist hotels certified by the Tourism council of Bhutan (TCB) has increased over the last four years. Going by what has been reflected in the State of the Nation Report, 2017, from 62 hotels in 2013, the number spiked to 116 last year.

Cordycep fetches better price in Saephu Gewog

A kilogramme of best quality cordyceps fetched a little more than Nu 2m at the cordycep auction in Saephu Gewog of Wangdue Phodrang. This was the highest price recorded this year.

Demand for sand soars over the years

With many constructions taking place in the country, the demand for sand is ever increasing. The western region saw a threefold rise in the sand demand in the last six months.

Lack of parking irks Phuentshogling’s vegetable vendors

Vegetable vendors in Phuentshogling claim that the recent allocation of taxi parking near the vegetable market is affecting their business.

Sharpa Gewog’s vendors prefer the roadside

It all comes down to money. Vendors of Sharpa Gewog in Paro prefer selling crops on the roadside of the highway than in the vegetable market shed.

Poor cordyceps quality disappoints buyers in Paro

This year’s first cordyceps auction was held in Tsento,  Paro yesterday.  As is the case almost every year, this year too, the quality of the cordyceps collected from the dzongkhag was poor, leaving the bidders disappointed once again.

Low prices disappoint potato farmers in east

Farmers in the east are not happy with the prices they are getting for their potatoes at the Samdrup Jongkhar auction yard.

Zhemgang town’s only tailoring business thrives

Thirty three-year-old Pema Lhamo is causing quite a stir as the only tailor in the whole of Zhemgang town. The mother of five from Goshing Gewog learned tailoring as a student at the Zorig Chhusum institute in Trashi Yangtse.

Choongkha farmers unhappy with low beans price

Despite mass production of beans, people of Choongkha under Bongo Gewog in Chhukha are not happy as their beans failed to fetch better price this time.

Retired civil servant treads untrodden path by taking up commercial farming

Fifty-year-old Norbu Gyeltshen is among the first few farmers to take up commercial farming in Berdoongma, a village in Trashigang where large scale farming is almost unheard of.

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