English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Over 140 people from Dotey Gewog, Paro, attended a traffic awareness course. It was conducted by the RSTA. The course is mainly a refresher for license holders on the existing and updated traffic laws. It is also to educate the learner’s license holders and general public. The RSTA is conducting similar workshops throughout the country. Similar course will be conducted in Chhukha soon.

ADB to continue supporting Bhutan

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by Ms. Lakshmi Venkatachalam, the Vice President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and her delegation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang in the capital, yesterday.

Shumar Lower Secondary School won Dzongkhag Grassroots football tournament for Under-14 and Under-12 in Pema Gatshel. The tournament was held on Wednesday at the Pema Gatshel MSS ground. The tournament was aimed to select potential players to form a team and participate in the National Grassroots Under-14 and Under-12 festival. It was organised by the Bhutan Football Federation.

One succumbs to JE, another in ‘critical’ condition

A 20-year old man has succumbed to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital last week, health officials have confirmed. The deceased was referred from Punakha, paralysed. Another three-year old baby has been referred from Trongsa. Doctors say she is in ‘critical condition’.

Over 50 million for conserving ecosystem

The WWF Bhutan commits Nu.53m for conserving country’s diverse ecosystem to promote sustainable livelihoods.

Green Public Procurement Project launched in Bhutan

The Green Public Procurement Project is a strategic approach to scale-up public demand for environmentally and socially preferable goods, services and infrastructure. The GPP project has now been introduced in Bhutan.

Environmental research symposium begins in Thimphu

Bhutan Ecological Society’s second annual environmental fair and research symposium is being held in the capital. The conference will see feature talks by researchers from India and Bhutan on emerging environmental issues in the country.

Police in Pema Gatshel detained two men suspected of involvement in chorten vandalism. The two were arrested last week. The police had obtained their information from the six men who they arrested last month in connection with chorten vandalism. Pema Gatshel Police expects to make more such arrests as it continues its crackdown on chorten vandalism cases.

Twenty nuns from Thimphu and Punakha are attending Life Skills Education Training of Trainers Workshop in Paro. Organised by the Bhutan Nuns Foundation with support from the UNFPA, the five day training aims to help nuns in improving their health. The participants are expected to be agents of change back in their respective nunneries once the training is complete.

Debris along Wangchu impedes Chhukha hydropower generation

Every monsoon, the Chhukha hydropower reservoir sees an increasing amount of debris being washed down by the Wangchu. This has increased the work load of preventing debris from getting into the water intake part of the dam.

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