English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stay home and play global campaign Mission 1.5, a game to tackle climate change

Owing to its geographical location, Bhutan in the Himalayas remain most vulnerable to Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) triggered by rising global temperature and climate change. This calls for greater climate actions. And anyone can have their say heard.

Drinking water shortage issues to be finally resolved after 3 decades- Tokarong, S/Jongkhar

After decades of struggle, locals of Tokarong village under Orong Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar are hoping to have their water shortage issues finally resolved. A Nu 1.2 M project is nearing completion which will provide sufficient water supply for all residents.

No plans to construct Lhuentse-Trashi Yangtse secondary national highway

People of Minjey in Lhuentse are asking the government to justify the deferment of the plans to construct a secondary national highway to connect Lhuentse and Trashi Yangtse. The plan, according to residents, would benefit the two Dzongkhags in terms of ease of business and would also promote tourism in the region.    

Phuntsho Thinley, a Wildlife Biologist, wins the prestigious Green Oscars

With a mission to save the endangered alpine musk deer in the country, 41-year-old Bhutanese wildlife biologist, Phuntsho Thinley won the prestigious Whitley Award today. He is among the six conservationists selected from more than a hundred applications worldwide this year.

Construction of Samrang- Jomotshangkha highway resumes

The construction of Samrang- Jomotshangkha highway in Samdrup Jongkhar resumed on Sunday, after a gap of almost seven months. The project came to a halt since the Department of Roads (DoR) was directed to hand over the works to Project DANTAK and doing so, consumed much time.

High school students build a robot to help maintain physical distancing

At a time when maintaining physical distance has become crucial, robots can play an important role in freeing up medical staff at hospitals and limiting the possibility of the spread of COVID-19.

Vector-borne diseases- prevention and control programmes in Nganglam

The season for the spread of vector-borne diseases is setting in. Against this, prevention and control programmes in Nganglam dungkhag of Pema Gatshel are at its height. Health officials are visiting the high-risk villages sensitizing people on dengue and malaria.

Youth unemployment rate falls to 11.9% in 2019 from 15.7% in 2018

According to the Labour Force Survey 2019, the youth unemployment rate is estimated at 11.9 per cent in 2019, which is down from 15.7 per cent in 2018. Youth unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the age group of 15-24 years.

SDF marks 10 years of its establishment, commits to fund projects in SAARC Member States

Marking ten years of its establishment, SAARC Development Fund (SDF) shared that it is working with its partners to fund projects to mitigate the financial losses and severe socio-economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the SAARC Member States under its Social funding window.

EU earmarks €12 M to support Bhutan in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak

To support Bhutan’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union (EU) earmarked €12 M. According to a press release from the EU, the government can also make use of the €8.5 M received from the EU last month, as a part of its budget support to Local Governance and Rural Development, at the government’s discretion to tackle urgent needs emerging from the pandemic. 

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