Monthly Archives: April 2012

From the Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Agriculture hampered by cadastral survey        Villagers in Orong gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar are having a difficult time with the cadastral resurvey because they are already late with their agricultural works. It has been almost a month since the survey started and it is likely to take a few more weeks. …

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Second science and technology exhibition starts today

The second science and technology exhibition will have all the higher secondary and middle secondary schools from across the nation  participating today. According to the Principal curriculum officer of the science section, Wangpo Tenzin, the exhibition is to be conducted at eight cluster levels, grouped based on their proximity. Punakha, …

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The boy who was sold for 27 CGI sheets

Twenty-seven second – hand CGI sheets, 50 kilograms of rice, three bed sheets, one school bag and a Tiffin-box. This was the cost of 14-year-old Sunil Limbu from Tendruk gewog, Samtse whose mother  allowed 40-year old Phub Nidup originally from Haa but  now resettled in Samtse to  hire her son. …

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Education City Project bid ratified by Cabinet

Bhutan’s Education City Project, an ambitious scheme incepted two years back is finally moving forward with the project bid further ratified by the Cabinet as per the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) framework policy. The bid has been awarded to the consortium bidders, Infinity Infotech Parks ltd and ILFS (Infrastructure …

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Eight years and still waiting

Kanglung township planning has been in the offing for eight years now but it still has not seen the light of day and the community has no access to municipal services whatsoever. The residents are concerned if the town planning would actually come through although this has been discussed in …

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