Category archives for: Env/Sci/Tech

Forest Fire in Wangdue Phodrang contained


The forest Fire in Wangdue Phodrang has been contained, earlier today. Over 11,000 acres of forest is said to have been destroyed by the fire which raged for six days.

Forest fire in Shaba “out of control”


The forest fire in Shaba under Paro is out of control, according to the officials. Hundreds of acres have been lost to the fire which started last Wednesday.

2,000 acres of forest destroyed in Wangdue Phodrang


A forest fire, which has been raging since Tuesday, in Wangdue Phodrang has already destroyed 2,000 acres of forest. The fire started at around 7:30pm from Pangtsho.

Memelhakha landfill starts producing toxic leachate


The landfill site in Memelhakha in Thimphu has started producing leachate. Leachate, the liquid produced by waste, is said to be poisonous as it contains toxic chemicals. Leachate can also contaminate the ground water and rivers.

Green Bhutan Project launched

PM+ Launch-Green Bhutan

The Green Bhutan Project was launched in the capital, today, by the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay. It comes exactly a month after the launch of Clean Bhutan Project.

Forest fire in Thimphu contained after three days


The forest fire in Thimphu, which started on Sunday, has finally been contained. Over 300 acres of forests was destroyed by the fire, according to the District Forest Officer.

Chhuzanggang Gewog gets internet connectivity


The people of Chhuzanggang Gewog in Sarpang embraced the arrival of information and communication technology in their community. The gewog got its first ever internet and Wi-Fi connection on Sunday.

National Inception Workshop underway


A three-day National Inception Workshop on Integrating Pay for Environmental Service and REDD+ is underway. It is being organised by the Watershed Management Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the SNV Bhutan.

PM launches Clean Bhutan Project


The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, inaugurated the Clean Bhutan Project at the Tourism Council of Bhutan this morning. The Clean Bhutan Project aims to make Bhutan waste free by 2030.

Nu.73 million approved to finance environment initiatives

73 million-Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation.

The Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) has approved about Nu.73 million to support several environment initiatives.



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