English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Installing of Earthquake Monitoring Stations begins

Bhutan will no longer have to fully depend on outside sources for earthquake related information.

Bhutan has 96 snow leopards

Ninety-six snow leopards have been spotted in Bhutan as per the nationwide survey report on snow leopards.

Increasing number of vehicles impacts air quality

Rapid increase in the number of cars is deteriorating the air quality, according to Bhutan State of the Environment Report 2016. The report says increasing vehicle population adds greenhouse gas emission in the air.

Waste Heat Recovery

Most factories at the Pasakha Industrial Estate can minimise huge energy loss if energy efficient methods are adopted.

Bhutan inching closer to 100% cellular subscribers

As of June this year, close to 690,000 had subscribed SIM cards, taking Bhutan closer to 100 percent cellular subscribers.

Gelegphu Thromde wants NRDCL to move extraction site

Gelegphu Thromde wants the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) to move its sand and boulders extraction site away from the water treatment plant located near Mao River.

Rapid development puts pressure on air quality

Bhutan State of the Environment Report 2016 says the recent rapid development is putting pressure on air quality in the major urban centres and at several industrial areas.

State Reserve forests severely polluted

Over 626 acres of state reserve forests in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha are severely polluted with solid wastes, reveals a survey Wangdue Forest Division had carried out.

Draft Mineral Development Policy still not ready

The draft Mineral Development Policy has not been put up to the Cabinet even though it was to be submitted a year ago.

Website for cyber security launched

To enhance cyber security in the country, Department of Information Technology and Telecom launched a website called Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team (BtCIRT). Five employees of the department will respond to cyber incidences in the country.

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