English | Dzongkha Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sustainable Development Fee for regional tourists

If the recommendation of the Fourth Pay Commission(PC) remains as proposed, then the regional tourists visiting the country will have to pay the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). The Pay Commission recommended the introduction of SDF for regional tourists considering the increasing number of such tourists visiting Bhutan.

GST to be implemented by next year

By the mid of 2020, the government will impose goods and services tax (GST) in the country. This is to broaden tax base and widen revenue generation.

His Majesty graces the first convocation of KGUMSB

His Majesty The King accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the first convocation of the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) yesterday.

First ever Paralympics Day observed

The first ever Paralympics Day to celebrate sports for people with disabilities was held in Thimphu today. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck graced the event.

BFF plans to start country’s first sports channel by 2025

If everything goes as planned, Bhutan could have its first sports TV Channel by 2025. The FIFA and Asian Football Federation (AFC) funded project will be engaged in broadcasting live coverage of sports as a television program in the country.

Thimphu District Court asks BoB to reinstate one of its employees

Thimphu District Court asked the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) to reinstate one of its employees and to pay a compensation of more than nu 22,000.  The judgment passed on April 11 said the employee was relieved of her duties without any notification.  

Fire destroys boys’ hostel of Yurung Central School

A fire destroyed a two-storey boys’ hostel at Yurung Central School in Pema Gatshel yesterday.

Dagana residents look forward to Sankosh Hydropower Project

As a part of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sankosh Hydropower Project approved by the Government of Bhutan and India in 2017, a team from relevant stakeholders met with the people of Dagana yesterday.

TCB to promote balanced tourism development through flagship programme

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) says they will be working towards balanced tourism development in the country. The government has approved the TCB’s flagship programme to promote balanced tourism.

Tourists dissatisfied with banking services according to BTM report

Dissatisfaction in accessing banking services was the main complaint from the tourists who visited Bhutan last year, according to the Bhutan Tourism Monitor (BTM) report 2018.

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