The Tourism Council of Bhutan has prepared a Draft of the Tourism Rules and Regulations. According to the TCB’s Director-General, they are currently discussing it with relevant stakeholders. The Council is hoping to finalise the rules and regulations by the second week of September.
With not even a month left for the country to reopen its tourism, relevant agencies in the capital have come together to clean and beautify the city. However, much to their disappointment, overflowing sewers and litter discarded everywhere in the city have gone overboard. They say unless every person imbibes a civic sense or shoulders a responsibility, these problems will never be put to rest.
Police in Dagapela arrested a 65-year-old man for the alleged rape of a minor yesterday. The minor is a 16-year-old girl studying in one of the schools in Dagana. She is reportedly five months pregnant.
As per sources, the suspect is a close neighbour of the girl. He was apprehended after the school authority informed the police.
The days of using a ropeway as a lifeline to cross the Mochhu will be over by October for the residents of Bhalue chiwog at Chhubu Gewog in Punakha. The district administration has now taken over the construction of a bailey bridge over the river after the contractor missed several deadlines.
It was in 2019 when the residents of Mendrupling village at Phuntshothang Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar were promised a motorable bridge over the Deklai river. Three years on, there is no sight of bridge construction. The residents say a motorable bridge has now become the need of the hour if the village is to see any development.
The unreliable supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders at the Tingtibi fuel depot in Zhemgang is taking a toll on the lives of the people in Tingtibi and nearby villages. The shortage has hit hard the hoteliers and residents alike. LPG agents claim that transporters are not willing to bring in LPG from the Gelephu depot because of the low transportation charges.
It has been three months since Pangzam, a bailey bridge in Thrimshing Gewog in Trashigang collapsed. And the villagers of two chiwogs have been walking from one road point to another using a suspension bridge. Now, they are requesting the works and human settlement ministry to construct a motorable bridge at the earliest.