English | Dzongkha Friday, September 21, 2018

Egg tray manufacturing unit creates job opportunities

An egg tray manufacturing unit in Choekhorling Village of Dekiling Gewog, Sarpang has come as a boon to the local housewives and out of school youths.

Low prices disappoint cordyceps collectors of Gasa

Disappointed with the low prices for the cordyceps, the people from Lunana and Khamed Gewogs in Gasa sold only half of their harvest at the recent cordycep auction in Wangdue Phodrang.

Livestock products processing enterprise opens in Samtse

Samtse dzongkhag’s  first ever Livestock Products Processing and Value Addition Enterprise opened in Norbugang Gewog yesterday.

Trade deficit stands at Nu 29.7bn

Bhutan’s trade deficit has been increasing over the years. It hit Nu 29.7bn in 2017 from Nu 24.7bn in 2012. The growing trade deficit, the prime minister, said is a cause for concern.

Startup centre opens in Changzamtog

The startup centre is an initiative of the Department of Cottage and Small Industry of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The centre will provide an enabling space to aspiring entrepreneurs to shape and develop their business ideas.

FMCL introduces four new varieties of rice

The Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL) introduced four varieties of rice in the market on Saturday. They are Ray Sata from Paro, Tan Tshri from Punakha, Spring Rice GB-1 from Sarpang and Khamti from Phuntshothang in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Poor prices leave onion growers in Nanong disappointed

The Nanong Vegetable Group in Pema Gatshel ventured into onion cultivation in 2015. Today, almost three years later, the group remains challenged with lack of market and poor prices among others.

Good yield but no market for Zhemgang chillies

The farmers of Trong Gewog in Zhemgang reaped a bountiful chilli harvest this time, but they are struggling to sell them.  Chilli is one of the main sources of income for the farmers there.

Decrease in online shopping due to e-commerce transaction suspension

Bhutanese people mostly use VISA international debit cards for doing business and online shopping. However, the temporary suspension of e-commerce transaction by the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) since last year has held back many from fulfilling their online shopping binges.

Melong- country’s children clothing line startup

Taking advantage of a lack of company that makes clothes for infants and children, a young mother has started the country’s first-ever clothing line business.

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