The much delayed 600 MW Kholongchhu project in Trashi Yangtse will commence by the end of this year. The concession agreement was signed this morning between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited.
Substance abuse and drug trafficking have led to disorientation among the majority of the youth in Bhutan. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is themed "Better Knowledge for Better Care". The theme emphasizes the need to improve the understanding of the drug problem and building solutions based on facts and shared responsibility.
Lieutenant Colonel Karma Rigzin, with the Royal Bhutan Police and a mother of one, is listed among 10 heroes honoured by the US agency for their efforts in combating human trafficking. She is like any other woman who protects her home but has equally devoted her life to fighting against human trafficking in the country.
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, working in mini dry port and customs port is risky in Phuentshogling. Considering the risk, more than hundred Bhutanese labourers are kept separately in one of the schools. It has been nearly three weeks, staying away from their friends and family.
With COVID-19 pandemic showing no sign of slowing down, the maize growing farmers of Baling under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa are trying to grow more unlike in the past. They want to depend on maize. They said if the situation worsens, it might affect the import of rice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closures of hot springs and mineral springs for the public. Taking advantage of the situation, Dangchhu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is developing Wangchhu, the mineral spring in the gewog. Mineral springs are believed to produce water containing minerals and medicinal value.
A rehabilitation centre is possibly the only option to overcome addiction and seek treatment for those who are alcohol and drug dependents. But people are just as reluctant to visit such centre because there is a stigma attached to being an alcoholic or a drug addict.
Taking into consideration the concerns shared by parents on the closure of Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) centres for the rest of the year, Education Minister Jai Bir Rai during a live discussion on BBS television yesterday said, the ministry is currently working on whether to open the private ECCD centres in the country.
To the contentment of the Bhutanese football clubs, the government yesterday lifted the restrictions on organising games and sports tournaments. They can now go ahead with the tournaments with proper COVID-19 preventive measures in place.