English | Dzongkha Friday, July 30, 2021

Reviving spring water sources at Tali in Zhemgang

To revive spring water sources, a group of officials from the Tarayana Foundation mapped spring water recharge areas at Tali village of Nangkor Gewog in Zhemgang earlier this week. A recharge area is a place where water is able to seep into the ground and refill water-bearing rocks. Recharge areas are necessary for a healthy spring water source.

ILS Gamification-Team Synergy; Bhutan’s first game-based training platform

If you have ever wondered whether you could apply online game strategies to solve real-world challenges, your search ends with ILS Gamification – Team Synergy. A Mine-craft-based platform, it is a training program in the form of a game, designed for office workers and decision-makers. The game stimulates communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills among others.

25 EV public charging stations launched in six districts

Bhutan Sustainable low-emission Urban Transport System Project launched 25 Electric Vehicle (EV) public charging stations yesterday. The charging stations have been installed in 15 different locations in Haa, Paro, Punakha, Phuentshogling, Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang. The project started in 2019 aims to replace 300 fossil fuel-driven taxis with EV taxis by next year. The project is instituted under the Prime Minister’s Office. 

Paro continues to struggle with waste management

Despite various efforts and initiatives, the Paro district is still struggling to manage its wastes. Officials say it is because of the lack of public support while the COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse.

First-ever Biodiversity Interpretation Centre in the country

Bhutan is known for its rich biodiversity. And to boost awareness of the long-term conservation of the country’s biodiversity, the Agriculture Ministry opened a Biodiversity Interpretation Centre at Serbithang in Thimphu. The centre is the first of its kind and a one-stop hub that has overall information on Bhutan’s biodiversity.

Tree Nurturing Club to nurture saplings planted across the country

Planting trees is considered one of the most important means to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Many in the country initiate tree plantation programmes frequently. However, the majority of the saplings after plantation are left without care. Thus, to protect and nurture thousands of saplings planted across the country, a Tree Nurturing Club was officially opened under the Snowman Race Secretariat today. 

Waste management strategy at Cordyceps collection sites proving effective, Bumthang

The waste management strategy of imposing a security deposit of Nu 1,000 on all Cordyceps collectors of Chhoekhor Gewog in Bumthang has helped in reducing waste in Cordyceps collection sites. Under the strategy the Wangchuck Centennial National Park and the Chhoekhor Gewog office started last year, all collectors have to declare everything they take into the collection sites and bring the waste back once they return home.

Guides and foresters plant trees to commemorate the coronation of Drukgyel Zhipa, Paro

To commemorate the Coronation Day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, 15 tourist guides and 15 foresters came together to plant over hundred tree saplings of various species in Paro, today. 

Finance Minister introduces Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Green Climate Fund at the National Council

Introducing the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Green Climate Fund to the National Council, the Finance Minister called on the house members to grant privileges and immunities to Green Climate Fund (GCF). The privileges and immunities agreement serves to protect the Fund’s assets and ensure effective performance of the Fund’s activities. Green Climate Fund is a fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to assist developing countries to adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Green Climate Fund is viewed as the world’s largest climate action financier. 

Climate Series- to highlight climate issues and create awareness among ordinary people

Climate scientists and experts across the globe are carrying out a series of research almost every day on global climate change, its impacts and measures to adapt to climate change. But the knowledge from such discourse doesn’t go beyond the experts themselves most of the times. So in order to highlight the issue and create awareness among ordinary people both within and outside the country, a climate awareness series is launched in Thimphu today.

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