English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

People across the country express gratitude to His Majesty The King

For the first time in the history of Bhutan, a global pandemic threatened the livelihood of many Bhutanese who depend on the tourism and associated sectors. During these uncertain times, The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu, interest waiver, and deferment of loan repayment among other relief measures provided the much-needed support to tide over these challenging […]

Ugen Tsechup appointed as SAARC CCI Senior Vice President

Ugen Tsechup Dorji has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He will be serving as the Senior Vice President for two years and will take over the Presidency of SAARC CCI after Pakistan.

Final decision on delayed dam construction at PHPA-1 expected next month

According to the project management of Punatsangchu-1 Hydroelectric Project Authority, the Authority meeting of PHPA-1, which is the highest decision-making body for the project, is expected to take a final decision on the delayed dam construction next month.

Bhutan continues to remain in Orange zone despite 77 COVID-19 cases

With one more individual testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases in the country has reached 77.

Mandatory COVID-19 safety measures in Damphu, Tsirang from July 1

In an effort to ensure that the highest safety standards are followed in Damphu, a three-day multi-stakeholder meeting has decided to implement some mandatory safety measures from July 1. This follows concerns that the easing of some of the restrictions by the government may make people complacent towards safety and vulnerable to local transmission.

Gelegphu Tshachu gets a major facelift

With major renovation works at the Gelegphu Tshachu (Hotspring) completed, the popular hot spring got a total makeover. A  lot of new amenities are now in place with two additional ponds, restroom, toilet facilities, showers including separate access for people with disabilities. 

More women venturing into tailoring, Gelegphu

Roles of Bhutanese women in the community have changed over the years. More and more women are becoming independent, competitive and innovative. Tailoring, what once used to be a man’s profession in Gelegphu is now gradually attracting women as well.

Locals worried about Zhemgang Dzong turning into ruins

Zhemgang Dzong is in dire need of a major renovation. It has been about six decades since any major repair work was carried out on the Dzong. Locals fear the structure would collapse in the face of any natural calamity.

Last GC road in Pema Gatshel to be blacktopped, Chhimoong Gewog

Pema Gatshel district is now left with its last gewog connectivity road to be blacktopped.  Works to blacktop the road at Chhimoong Gewog was inaugurated recently.

Over 3,500 people avail Kidu Mobile Medical Unit services, Paro

Currently, His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit (KMMU) is temporarily camped in Paro district hospital. It is the backup of a medical team in case of a worst-case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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