Cucumbers, locally known as Shabei Goenchu is flooding the market these days and people from Punakha are making good incomes from selling it. 35-year-old Daw is one among others from Mendagang, Dzomi Gewog, Punakha who do mass cucumber plantation.
As an initiative to preserve and promote the national language and to support the national goal of financial inclusion, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched all banking terminals in Dzongkha today. This according to the bank will make it convenient for those clients who cannot read or write in English.
During the National Assembly session yesterday, the government announced that plan for Chamkhar chu Hydropower project is withdrawn. The Economic Affairs Minister said the project will have a huge negative impact on the environment and may cost more than what can be achieved later after the construction.
The Special Committee for TVET proposed five recommendations while presenting the final review report on the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the fourth sitting of the National Council today.
Farm road is a necessity for the growth of a village. A road is, in most of the cases, followed by developmental facilities. Bainang Gonpa-Mangthari village in Serduwa chiwog, Dungmaed Gewog, Pema Gatshel will soon have their dream for a farm road fulfilled.
The National Council unanimously agreed to the recommendations submitted by the Natural Resources and Environment Committee on the ratification of the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete Ozone Layer. The house also ratified the Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the United Arab Emirates yesterday.