From the 2nd of June this year, signboards disallowing plastic packaged offerings will come up across temples and monasteries in Thimphu. The initiative is taken by Thimphu thromde in collaboration with monks and lamas from various monasteries.
The construction of Bardo-Wama secondary highway came to standstill making people of Zhemgang question their local leaders' capabilities. They want it to be included in the 12th five year plan for the benefit of two Dzongkhags of Zhemgang and Monggar.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Tandi Dorji is currently in Bangkok leading the Bhutanese delegation to the 75th Commission Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) from 27-31 May 2019.
The 770 megawatt Chamkhar Chu Hydropower project was to be a salvation for the people of Kheng-Rig-Nam-Sum, but with the National Assembly shelving it, People of Zhemgang said their hopes and aspiration are all shattered by the news.
The east-west highway widening works missed several deadlines, with the latest deadline for the completion being in February this year. In the National Assembly question hour session yesterday, the Bartsham_ Shongphu MP questioned the Works and Human Settlement Minister on the work progress.
Bhutanese owning land in any rural pockets of the country can now apply for subsidised timber to construct a house. This is following the endorsement of ten recommendations by the Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly.
Presenting the research report on the establishment of air service from Guwahati to Yongphula, Bumthang and Gelephu in the National Assembly yesterday, the Information and Communications Minister said upgrading the three domestic airports would require significant investment. Starting air service from Guwahati would also entail the governments of Bhutan and India to exchange diplomatic notes recognising the new routes.