English | Dzongkha Saturday, February 24, 2018

Goximbo poised to improve online hotel reservations

Bhutanese as well as foreigners can make online hotel reservations in Bhutan by simply logging onto Goximbo website. It is the first travel aggregator and e-commerce license holder in Bhutan, founded in November last year.

Ponies vital for income of Shermuhoong farmers

With most villages in the country having access to farm roads and motorways, using ponies as a mode of transportation is a rare practise. However, in Shermuhoong Gewog of Monggar Dzongkhag, pony transport is very much prevalent.

Demand brightens candle-maker’s business

In this day and age where electricity has ousted candles in brightening homes, many would scratch their head if they have to do a candle oriented business. But, this has been proven wrong by 29-year-old Sushanta Sharma in Samtse.

GST brought little benefits, says the private sector

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India in July last year has not benefited them much, said some members of the Bhutanese private sector. This was pointed out at a meeting held in Thimphu yesterday with a team of GST specialists from India.

BIG gas supply delay in Paro affects hotel businesses

The Bhutan Industrial Gas (BIG) or the commercial gas refills have been out of stock for almost three weeks now in Paro town. This had the hoteliers rush to the Jigme Bhutan Industrial Gas Agent almost every day for refill, only to return disappointed.

Non-subsidised LPG cylinders hit market

The economic affairs ministry launched the non-subsidized LPG cylinders today at Thimphu’s Mothithang fuel depot. The green color of the cylinder distinguishes it from other existing LPG cylinders.

BoB unveils ‘Chharo- an e-wallet app’ to boost cashless economy

In line with the national goal to encourage a cashless economy and promote financial inclusion, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched mobile app Chharo today. Chharo is an e-wallet app that will provide a marketplace model and advance e-commerce in the country.

Hand-woven bags from Trashi Yangtse sell like hot cakes in Tawang

For generations, women in Jangphootse in Trashi Yangtse traded hand woven bags called Kharza-Kop at a festival across the border in neighbouring Tawang. The trade continues to this day.

Tamzhing Milk Processing Unit’s sweet smell of success

With a mere 15 members in 2004 to 65 today, the Chhoekhor Gonor Gongphel Chithuen Tshogpa, a dairy farmers’ group in Tamzhing Village in Bumthang is a booming business.

Monggar’s lone Yogurt making union doing good business

The Zhokar Gonor Union, the sole group in Monggar which produces and deals with plain Yogurt business, is doing well.

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