English | Dzongkha Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trashi Yangtse local leaders ask Khonlongchu project to employ locals

During the recent Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag Tshogdu, local leaders urged the Kholongchu Hydro Electric Limited to provide employment opportunities to the locals. They also asked the project to hire vehicles belonging to locals.

Unknown ant species destroys beehives in Samtse

An ant species unknown to the locals has become a menace to the beekeeping farmers in Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse. The ants, farmers say, gets into the beehives and damages it.

Sustainability of Ura mushroom festival in question

People of Ura Gewog in Bumthang are preparing to celebrate the 7th Annual Mushroom Festival on their own as the Phrumsengla National Park considers withdrawing its financial support to the festival.

Enhancing financial literacy

Several financial literacy surveys conducted in the country have shown that Bhutanese lack monetary discipline and are financially illiterate.  This has affected the country’s economy at large.

Pema Gatshel introduces forum to share knowledge

A knowledge sharing forum has been initiated in Pema Gatshel to provide a platform to the civil servants in the dzongkhag to their share their knowledge and experiences.

7 dzongkhags breached DDG guidelines: NC

Seven dzongkhags have failed to follow the processes outlined in the guideline for approval and release of the Dzongkhag Development Grant (DDG). The districts are Chhukha, Haa, Paro, Samtse, Tsirang, Dagana and Wangdue Phodrang.

Towards a green hospitality sector

To encourage hotels, restaurants and tour operators to go green, the National Environment Commission (NEC) has developed a Green Hotel Guideline. The commission conducted a workshop on it in Thimphu yesterday.

3 CDCL employees injured in an explosion

Three employees of Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) in Samdrup Jongkhar are being treated at the district hospital after they were injured in an explosion at a blasting site. 

Fire at Phuentshogling STCBL

A fire was reported at the State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) in Phuentshogling this morning.

Preventing depletion of non-wood forest products

The Non-wood Forest Products (NWFP) are a significant source of livelihood to many rural communities in the country. To combat over-exploitation of the Non-wood Forest Products, the Department of Forest and Park Services will adopt a new business model.

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