English | Dzongkha Monday, October 14, 2019

Digitisation of banking services

With the volume of electronic money transactions expanding over the years, the drive for digitization in the banking sectors has seen tremendous growth in the country.

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes by the year end

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes installed and operational by the end of the year. These telescopes will help to detect transiting exoplanets. This is a citizen science project to encourage the use of technology in scientific space exploration. A group of astronomers are installing the Telescopes in the country.

e-PEMS; technical issues in deduction of loans and remittances of the civil servants.

Since it began making payments to civil servants from July the electronic public expenditure management system (e-PEMS) is facing technical issues in deduction of loans and remittances of the civil servants.

Hydro-Pressure Sensor wins the best idea at innovation for disaster management workshop

A device to check the water level in lakes and ponds, hydro pressure sensor won the best idea pitched at the workshop on innovation for disaster management at the College of Science and Technology (CST) in Phuentshogling. Thirty-five students and faculties from CST and Sherubtse College and CST took part in the three-day workshop.

Towards climate resilient agriculture in Bhutan

To assist Bhutan combat climate change and its impacts, the United Nations (UN) in Bhutan will be spending 40 per cent of their resources to work on climate action. Agriculture is at the forefront of the various projects planned under climate action. This is highlighted in the UN in Bhutan’s annual result report released yesterday.

Protecting the water source of Damphu town through PES scheme

Beginning this month, the residents of Damphu town in Tsirang will have to pay Nu 3.11 monthly as a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) for the people of Thakhorling and Khuchi-Darachu. This is because the main water source of the town, Pawkhola falls under the community forest of the two chiwogs.

e-PEMS & GIFT launched

To enhance public financial management and to promote cashless payments, electronic Public Expenditure Management system (e-PEMS) and Global Interchange for Financial Transaction (GIFT) payment system was launched in Thimphu today. With the launch, any individual or business entity can claim the payments online from the government in about two hours’ time, which usually takes up to at least two days.

Need specialised guides to promote ecotourism

Despite Bhutan being home to a wide array of flora and fauna including some endangered and endemic species, it is not a top ecotourism destination. This according to the Director-General of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) could possibly be due to lack of ecotourism specialised guides.

GCF approves US$25.3 M for Climate-resilient Agriculture in Bhutan

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved US$ 25.3 M in support of Bhutan’s efforts to prepare and adapt to climate change and ensuring that Bhutan is heading towards low carbon and climate-resilient developments. The fund was approved at its 23rd Board Meeting held on July 7.

Highlanders reaping the benefits of 3G services

People of Lingzhi and Soe Gewog under Thimphu Dzongkhag are now connected with the third generation mobile network (3G) services. From improved and faster administrative works to communicating with families, 3G services have benefited the people of these remotest villages in Bhutan.

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