Fifteen Schools under Thimphu Thromde have collected a total of 53,784 kilograms of Pet bottles and paper waste in more than two months. They have been participating in ‘Race against Waste’ competition. The Race against Waste competition is initiated by the Druk Green Power Corporation as part of their ‘Being Green Initiative’.
To cope up with the effects of the changing climate, a workshop on resilient seed system; tools and techniques for climate change adaptation is underway in the capital.
The forest fire that broke out in Dungmithang in Bumthang, yesterday, was contained today. The fire was brought under control by a team consisting of the Royal Bhutan Police, the Dzongkhag, divisional forestry officials, trainees from the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation of Environment and the people from Chhoekhor and Tang Gewogs.
Teachers and students of Gasa Primary School, one of the remote schools in the country, now have access to internet. Our reporter, Kuenzang Thinley, who visited the school says the introduction of internet has brought many benefits.
Both the domestic links, that connect Thimphu to Gelegphu and Thimphu to Phuentshogling, were unstable yesterday, causing erratic internet connectivity in the entire country. The erratic connectivity had impacted various offices, financial institutions and other related transactions.
The launch of 4G services is expected to ease network congestion for 3G users. Many customers are expected to switch to 4G services as it offers four times faster internet connectivity than 3G connection.
The first coordination meeting among the working group members on National Action Programme (NAP) to combat land degradation was held today in the capital.
Merak, one of the remote Gewogs in Trashigang has seen a lot of changes in the recent years. What was once thought to be an isolated place is now just few hours walk from the nearest road point. The living standard of the people, along with its sanitation has also improved over the years. But waste management is still a major challenge. Streams nearby the village are flooded with home-generated wastes. It has become an eyesore to otherwise a very calm and pristine environment.
Dagana town is known for its greenery and has often been publicised as having an unspoiled environment. But today, the town is troubled by improper dumping of wastes.
Some of the common environmental problems associated with the industrial projects are waste-water discharge, emission of air pollutants and generation of industrial wastes. To ensure that these areas of problem are monitored as per the relevant Acts in the country, a five-day workshop was conducted in Phuentshogling. It was attended by the environment officers from various government and corporate agencies.