English | Dzongkha Saturday, September 21, 2019

Carrot price drops to all time low last week

Farmers in the auction yard of Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB)  in Phuentshogling are not happy with the price of carrot this year. The bountiful production of carrots this time is hampering the price during the auction.

Roadblocks affecting a Milk group in Gomdar, Samdrup Jongkhar

The heavy rainfall causing landslides, flash floods and roadblocks is now hampering the sale of Om Nyamley Tshogpa, a milk group in Gomdar Gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar. With the gewog center road blocked for more than two weeks, the milk group was not able to transport their milk to Samdrup Jongkhar town for sale.

Samtse town businesses sceptical about their future

The increasing number of business establishments, fewer customers, and competition with businesses in the neighbouring Indian town has the business owners in Samtse worried about their future prospects. Some say they may even have to close their shops if sales keep on dropping.

Crowdfunding portal launched, and REDCL to be the first CSI bank

The government has identified Cottage and Small Industry (CSI) sector as one of the important jewels in driving Bhutan’s economic diversification. It is also one of the largest sources of domestic production and employment.

BEFIT 2019 : expanding and adressing challenges faced by CSIs.

To drive Bhutan’s Economic diversification by catalysing cottage and small industries, the Royal Monetary Authority  (RMA) and the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) are organising its second international conference, Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) starting yesterday in the capital.

MoEA launches revised CSI and FDI policy 2019 and E-commerce guidelines

The Economic Affairs Ministry launched the revised Cottage and Small Industry (CSI) Policy 2019, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy 2019 and E-commerce guidelines at the Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) conference yesterday.

No visitors in SJ craft market

The vendors of the craft market in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde are unhappy with low sales without any visitors. The craft market opened about five months ago, to promote tourism in the dzongkhag. It was constructed at a cost of Nu 6 M.

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.

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