Sonam Yangdon

REDCL’s non-performing loans reduced to 18% from 27%

Out of the six performance audit reports submitted by RAA during the 9th session of the parliament, the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) presented its findings on Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BoIC) from the date of its inception (December 4th 2013) till its closure (May 31st 2016) during the Joint …

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MoLHR found to have implemented most of PAC’s recommendations

NSB to carry-out the Labour Force Survey henceforth  The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Tashi Dorji, the National Council Member for Wangdue Phodrang presented the reviewed Performance Audit Report on Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR). One of the main recommendations made by the PAC Committee was on …

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Bhutan slips further three places down in global gender index

According to the recently launched Global Gender Gap report for 2017 by the World Economic Forum, Bhutan ranked 124th amongst 143 countries in global gender index. Although Bhutan ranked 93rd out of the 136 countries considered for the findings in 2013, Bhutan slipped three places down from last year, and …

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Unemployment down to 2.1 percent

The Economic and Private Sector Development (EPSD) Committee comprising of  seven committee members categorized the National Employment Situation report into four parts; national employment situation, youth engagement and job plan 2016-17, youth engagement and job plan 2017-18, challenges and the recommendations from the findings of the Committee. The findings on …

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Kholongchhu project works on hold due to CBTE discussions with India: PM

During the question hour yesterday, Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho from Chhoekhor Tang Constituency solicited explanations from the Prime Minister on the government’s failure to start a single mega hydropower projects during the party’s tenure. “The government has informed the parliament earlier that construction of Kholongchhu Hydropower had started. However, …

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