English | Dzongkha Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TCB proposes flagship programme to promote balanced tourism

To promote balanced tourism in the country, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is proposing a flagship programme in five identified dzongkhags in the 12th Five-Year Plan.

Higher investments required to maintain consistent growth rate:World Bank report

For Bhutan to maintain a consistent growth rate of four to five per cent over the long-term until the 2050s, higher investments in the human and physical capital are paramount as per the World Bank’s Bhutan Development Report, published recently.

Transport United out of AFC Cup 2019

Transport United FC lost to Colombo FC 2-1 in the second leg of the AFC Cup 2019 preliminary stage yesterday. With the defeat, the Bhutanese side is now out of the competition while Colombo FC advances to the next round of the qualifiers.

Prime Minister signs APA with government agencies

The government signed the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the government agencies for the financial year 2018-2019. The agreement acts as a mechanism to inculcate a performance-based culture at all levels of government.

Team of parents’ committee in Japan to investigate Learn and Earn programme

The president of the parents’ committee of the ‘Learn and Earn’ programme and their lawyer are currently in Japan to carry out their own investigation into the programme. The team went there upon the invitation from a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization.

Policy & mindset shift required for private sector development : World Bank report

Growth driven by investments in the hydropower sector, state dominance in the economy, and dependence on hydropower has resulted in a weak private sector. This, as per the World Bank’s Bhutan Development Report, is despite the Government’s efforts to improve the private sector through infrastructure development and improvements in the investment climate.

Thimphu to go digital from March

With only one day left for the residents of Thimphu to switch to the digital cable television system, the households that have not done so will not receive their television signals from March 1. 

Over 17,000 visit 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

The 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition (RBFE) in Samdrup Jongkhar saw over 17,000 visitors in seven days. The exhibition ended today.  

Awareness on prevention of forest fires

Most forest fires in the country are found to be caused by human activities. And it is at this time of the year that forest fires are common. To help prevent forest fires in the country, foresters of Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) in Paro are creating awareness by visiting locals at their homes.

Automobile workshops in Gelegphu to shift to the new industrial service centre

Ten automobile workshops near the Bhutan-Indian border gate in Gelegphu Thromde will have to shift to the new Industrial Service Centre (ISC) by end of March this year.

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