English | Dzongkha Thursday, February 22, 2018

Drains, an alternate trashcan for Thimphu residents

Drains in Thimphu city are an open trashcan for most residents living in the city. Contrary to the efforts made by the Thromde and few volunteers to keep the city clean, many still continue to dump waste in the drains.

His Majesty The King in Lhuentse

His Majesty The King graced the Rinchen Terzoed wang at the site of the Guru Nangsi Zilnon Statue in Takila, Lhuentse.

Currency Swap facility extended

Bhutan will be able to withdraw foreign currency including US dollars, Euro and the Indian rupee from the SAARC Currency Swap arrangement until November 2017. A news release from the Reserve Bank of India mentioned, the government of India agreed to extend the previous facility.

Local leaders push for road strengthening

Local leaders of Trashigang are in favour of increasing road blacktopping thickness by 25 millimetres. Many said, if the thickness were not increased, roads would not last long.

Paro Airport opens new airport terminal

Paro International Airport opened its new airport terminal today. The new terminal will be able to accommodate around 500 passengers. The new building will be used only for incoming flights. It is expected to help smoothen airport procedures for passengers as well as airport officials.

Illegal settlements to be demolished in Phuentshogling

More than 40 illegal temporary huts along the bank of Amochhu in Phuentshogling will be demolished soon. Thromde officials said the residents were given enough time to leave the area. There will be no notification this time since the residents have signed an agreement with the thromde to leave the area by December last year.

Capacity development to reduce disaster

The Department of Hydro-Met Services is implementing the capacity development of GLOF (Glacial lake outburst floods) and rainstorm flood forecasting and early warning project.

Fuel price hiked

Reversing an all time decrease in fuel prices, petrol and diesel prices were hiked yesterday in India. While petrol price increased by Rs 2.6 a litre, diesel increased by Rs 1.7 a litre.

Local steel industries hope to gain from Indian budget

The recent Indian union budget has provided new hopes to the local steel industry, which has so far been experiencing one of the worst slowdown in their business for over a year.

His Majesty grants audience to participants of senior leadership programme

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the participants of the 6th Senior Leadership Programme at the Royal Institute of Governance Studies in Phuentshogling yesterday.

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