English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Norgaygang farmers to tune into online auctions soon

Farmers in Norgaygang Gewog under Samtse will no longer have to worry for not having a proper auction yard to sell their main cash crop-cardamom. The Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) in collaboration with Royal Security Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB) is planning to launch an online auction for cardamoms.  

Bhutan construction fair draws about 50 exhibitors

Close to 50 exhibitors are taking part in the Bhutan Construction Fair underway at Changlimithang in Thimphu. The number is much higher than the organisers expected.

Entrepreneurship course equips youth with business skills

More than 30 out of school youths are learning how to make banana bread and chips and fruit wine and cardamom tea at a basic entrepreneurship course in Tsirang.

Prices of imported food items rise by about 8%

The prices of imported food items soared by almost 8 per cent from August last year till August this year. This is the highest inflation recorded so far in the import of food items as per the National Statistics Bureau’s (NSB) consumer price index bulletin of August.

Low potato prices disappoint farmers

The potato prices at the auction yard in Puentsholing this year is lower than last year, leaving the farmers dejected.

Bananas aplenty but not fetching high returns for farmers

When Orange is still green and Cardamom is on the drier, it is the Banana that is dominating the business along the Thimphu-Gelegphu highway. However, the Banana business doesn’t do well compared to Cardamom and Orange businesses.

Dagana’s DT endorses opening of Internet Cafes

People living in Daga town in Dagana have been finding it difficult to avail themselves of G2C services without an ICT Centre. However, things are expected to improve since the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) sitting approved establishment of an ICT business in the town.

Trongsa to get its first business incubation centre soon

A business incubation centre will set up in Tangsibji Gewog in Trongsa. The dzongkhag expects to have the centre, the first of its kind in the country, up and running by early next year.

Private sector has high potential to create more employment, says WB’s report

Bhutanese private sector has high potential to create more and better employment opportunities in the country, provided planned investments are made. This is reflected in the World Bank’s (WB) standard study report “Bhutan Investment Assessment Report,” released recently.

Assam strike affects potato auction in SJ

Farmers who have come to the auction yard in Samdrup Jongkhar to sell their potatoes have not been able to do so owing to the strike in the Indian State of Assam. The four-day strike began at 5 this morning and will go on till Monday morning.

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