English | Dzongkha Wednesday, June 19, 2019

FM questioned on govt.’s intervention to regulate the high-interest rates

The conversion of Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) into a Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) bank is expected to address the issues related to high-interest rates charged by the banking institutions in the country. 

Toll fees for heavy vehicles using thromde road, Gelegphu

In recent times Gelegphu saw a boom, a boom in the number of heavy vehicles collecting sand and boulders from Mao river for local supply and export to Bangladesh and neighbouring border town of Assam. The thromde is in the process of charging minimal fees for the heavy vehicles plying by the thromde route.

Egg tray manufacturing unit in SJ doing well

The lone egg tray manufacturing unit in Samdrup Jongkhar is doing a lucrative business. The unit, which started three months ago, supplies egg trays to poultry farmers in the eastern part of the country.

Export of stone aggregates resumes in Gelegphu

The stone aggregates export business resumed in Gelegphu more than three weeks after the business came to a halt with the implementation of the load carrying capacity rule. Three trucks carrying 18.5-metric ton(MT) of stone aggregates left for Charpar in Assam, India yesterday.

Swiss Business delegation in the country

For the first time, a Swiss Business delegation is in the country to collaborate on potential businesses with Bhutanese business counterpart. The business community of Bhutan met with 17 Swiss business representatives in Thimphu today. The initiative is themed as ‘strengthening business relation’.

Vegetables farming on the rise in Bali chiwog

People of Bali chiwog under Chhubu Gewog in Punakha have stopped cultivating paddy twice a year, they do it only once and divert their energy toward vegetables now.

A Two-Day National Entrepreneurship Congress underway

The labour ministry is expecting to create nearly 3,500 jobs in the country by prioritizing entrepreneurship as a flagship programme in the country. The government has approved a budget of Nu 1.2bn. This was shared by the Labour Minister at the first ever National Entrepreneurship Congress that began today.

Load carrying capacity for trucks to be increased

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) will soon increase the load carrying capacity limit for trucks. The Information and Communications Ministry will issue an executive directive to the RSTA within this week. The Information and Communications Minister informed this at the National Assembly yesterday.

Plans for Chamkhar Chu project shelved, Zhemgang people cry foul

The 770 megawatt Chamkhar Chu Hydropower project was to be a salvation for the people of Kheng-Rig-Nam-Sum, but with the National Assembly shelving it, People of Zhemgang said their hopes and aspiration are all shattered by the news.

Shabei Goenchu, an income generator

Cucumbers, locally known as Shabei Goenchu is flooding the market these days and people from Punakha are making good incomes from selling it. 35-year-old Daw is one among others from Mendagang, Dzomi Gewog, Punakha who do mass cucumber plantation.

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