The recent earthquake that devastated Nepal is impacting Bhutan’s airline companies. With a significant drop in the number of passengers flying to and from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Bhutan Airlines had to temporarily suspend their flight to and from Kathmandu. Drukair has also started using a smaller aircraft.
As part of drug and alcohol advocacy programme, Drop-in centre under Youth Development Fund is organising futsal tournament called Recovery Cup. There are 24 teams competing in the tournament which began from July 1.
The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo inaugurated the launch of the three-month cultural guide course in Paro, today. Around 40 people have registered for the course which will be schooled by the Bhutan Institute of Information Technology and Management in Paro. The course, mandatory for the guides, was available only in Thimphu until now.
Amochhu River in Phuentshogling broke its bank and washed away seven makeshift huts and damaged road, machinery, and properties, today. A boy was also rescued, using an excavator, after he was stranded in the middle of the flood.
Upon the Royal Command, a team of 23 army personnel left Gasa this morning to various locations in Laya to rebuild the bridges that were washed away by Lemthang tsho outburst in Laya on Sunday evening. The group will reach Tongchudrak tonight.