English | Dzongkha Friday, October 30, 2020

DT asks MoWHS to review the Paro Valley Development Project

The Paro Valley Development Project is more of a bane, an otherwise to what it was initially thought to be. Echoing this, the local leaders of the district decided to write to the government as well as the Works and Human Settlement Ministry to review the Project. The matter was passed as a resolution of the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu.

Connecting Bangyuel Gonpa with a farm road, Pema Gatshel

Had it not been for the pandemic, the works to connect Bangyuel Gonpa under Dungmaed Gewog in Pema Gatshel would be progressing as planned. It would have opened socio-economic opportunities for the villagers and brought an end to the tiring journey to the village. Nevertheless, despite the delay, the villagers remain optimistic and look forward to having a farm road by next year.

Health Ministry launches HPV vaccines for boys

After 10 years of the introduction of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in the country for 12 to 18 years girls, Health Ministry today launched HPV vaccination for boys. The vaccine for boys according to the ministry is part of the interventions and programs targeted towards the elimination of cervical cancer in the country.

TCB plans to start Druk Neykor in a month or two

Speaking about Tourism and Rural Development on the World Tourism Day yesterday, the Director-General of Tourism Council of Bhutan said that Druk Neykor will start in a month or two. The Druk Neykor or Bhutan Pilgrimage is a nationwide pilgrimage tourism product packaged to help both devout domestic and inbound tourists to visit the endorsed […]

Entertainment centre owners hope for rent waivers to continue in the months to come, Bumthang

A little over 30 house owners of Chamkhar town in Bumthang have waived off their monthly house rents starting March this year according to figures collected by the Thromde Ngotshab’s office. This is following the monetary and fiscal measures launched by the Central Bank and the government in response to the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With entertainment centres effectively shut down since March, owners are hoping for the waivers to continue in the months to come.

LPG supply from India via Phuentshogling is as usual and uninterrupted

The holidays and some disruptions post lockdown are what caused the recent shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders in Thimphu. According to the Economic Affairs Ministry, the situation is temporary as the supply from India via Phuentshogling is as usual and uninterrupted.

Closure of the CFM and the vendors

Following the government’s decision to close the Centenary Farmers’ Market in the capital, a few vendors are placed at one of the multi-level car parks. And for many, this relocation has come as a big blow to their business among many other associated problems.

Few Bhutanese workers interested to work in PHPA, according to MoEA Minister

The Punatsangchhu ll hydroelectric project already missed two deadlines. And now, as it strives to meet the third one, it is challenged with a labour shortage. Many of its workers left for homes in India and at the same time, fewer Bhutanese turned up to replace them.

Export of boulders, river bed materials, and minerals back on track, Phuentshogling

Export of boulders, river bed materials, and minerals from Phuentshogling is back on track. It has been about two weeks since the trade resumed. At the moment, daily, six truckloads of boulders leave the country on an average from the bordering town for Bangladesh.

An independent ‘agency’ to address water problems

Following the importance of water resources and its management highlighted in His Majesty’s recent address to the nation, the government is working towards incorporating an independent water agency soon. During the last Meet the Press session, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that the current Water Flagship Programme will soon transition to a formal independent water agency.

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