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HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck inaugurates Trans Bhutan Trail

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Representative of His Majesty The King and the President of Bhutan Olympic Committee, has formally inaugurated the Trans Bhutan Trail. The inauguration ceremony was held at the historic Simtokha Dzong, today. The trail spans 403 kilometres across the country through nine Dzongkhags, 27 Gewogs, and two national parks.

HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck attends State Funeral of late former PM of Japan

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck attended the State Funeral of late former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo in Tokyo, Japan on September 27. Her Royal Highness is attending the State Funeral as the Representative of His Majesty The King.

Portable toilet service for patients in Haa

For patients who are confined to bed and have limited mobility due to illness, disability, accident or old age, the distance from the bed to the toilet can be daunting. But portable toilets can come to their rescue. Led by a Civil Society Organisation called Bhutan Toilet Organisation, a resort owner in Paro donated 24 portable toilets to the District Health Office in Haa recently.

Turning plastic waste into bags -Trongsa

These days, almost all imported goods come in plastic packaging. And after using the product or consuming it, the plastics are dumped in a landfill. The plastic wastes then take years to decompose. So, to minimise the waste going to the landfill and the import of plastic bags, a month-long handloom weaving program using plastic is underway in Trongsa.

BoB admits system failure and accepts Nu 6.2 Million penalty

Admitting there was a system failure, the Bank of Bhutan says it accepts the penalty handed down by the central bank earlier this month. The Royal Monetary Authority slapped a fine of nearly Nu 6.2 M against the bank after BoB’s system shut down completely for almost three days earlier this month. The bank has submitted a justification for the failure and is awaiting the final response from the Central Bank regarding the penalty.

RCSC’s yearlong Nurturing Leadership Programme ends

For the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), leadership development intervention is regarded as a critical component at this juncture when the civil service is undergoing a major transformation. In line with this, more than 120 principals and vice principals from the education sector, and executives working in various government agencies have been trained under the “Nurturing Leadership Programme.” The programme has marked its closure this morning.

Developed nations should reduce emissions: Foreign Minister at general debate of UN General Assembly

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last night, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji reiterated that the developed nations should reduce emissions. In addition, the minister said the developed and large emitters should help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change and deal with the consequences.

Sign language, a key to inclusion for the deaf community

Observing the International Week for the Deaf, parents and caregivers of students studying at the Wangsel Institute for the Deaf in Paro pleaded with the community to learn sign language. They said for the deaf community, sign language is not simply a means of communication but it is a part of belonging to a community.

Road blocks impede timely delivery of cash crops in Kangpar Gewog, Trashigang

Having a poor road infrastructure, particularly in the remote parts of the country makes it more difficult for the farming communities to transport their fruits of labour to the markets. This is exactly what is being endured by the farmers of Kangpar Gewog in Trashigang. The frequent blocks along the Gewog Centre Road are delaying the delivery of their cash crops to the market.

Farm road realignment resumes commercial farming – Pema Gatshel

Farmers in Ridzommo chiwog at Dechhenling Gewog in Pema Gatshel resumed commercial farming after more than three years. This was made possible after the gewog administration realigned the farm road last year. The farm road constructed in 2017 was completely washed away by a landslide within a year due to the unstable soil.
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