English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

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.

Zhemgang town’s lone hairdresser does brisk business

Meet Deepak Darjee, the man behind Zhemgang town’s only hair salon. The 21-year-old young man took risk to start a hair salon business in the town, a decision he does not regret.

Sale of potatoes goes online

Potato trading can be now done online. This has been made possible with the launch of an online trading platform today at the auction yard in Phuentshogling.

Import from India to be cheaper by up to 28%

The prices of all goods imported from India will now fall by zero to 28 percent. This is as per the directive issued by the Office of Consumer Protection under the economic affairs ministry on August 29.

Tourist hotels boom over the last four years

The number of tourist hotels certified by the Tourism council of Bhutan (TCB) has increased over the last four years. Going by what has been reflected in the State of the Nation Report, 2017, from 62 hotels in 2013, the number spiked to 116 last year.

Cordycep fetches better price in Saephu Gewog

A kilogramme of best quality cordyceps fetched a little more than Nu 2m at the cordycep auction in Saephu Gewog of Wangdue Phodrang. This was the highest price recorded this year.

Demand for sand soars over the years

With many constructions taking place in the country, the demand for sand is ever increasing. The western region saw a threefold rise in the sand demand in the last six months.

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