Sonam Yangdon

Four MoUs and three agreements signed

Four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and three agreements were signed between Bhutan and Bangladesh during the recent state visit of Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, PM of Bangladesh, to Bhutan. The MoU on the use of Inland waterways will make Mongla and Chittagong ports in Bangladesh accessible to Bhutan which will …

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‘Bhutan is very close to us’: Bangladesh Ambassador


The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan Jishnu Roy Choudhury spoke with Sonam Yangdon on the state visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Bhutan. What is the main purpose of PM Sheikh Hasina’s  visit? Ambassador: The Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting Bhutan to attend International conference on Autism …

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Establishment of three colleges in the East to start this year

The establishment of three colleges in the eastern part of country pledged by the present government will begin in July or August this year according to officials of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). One college will be established in Gyelposhing Central School where the school and college will co-exist …

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Off-season chillies hit the market at Nu 700 per kg

Kinley Dendup’s chilli farm

Kinley Dendup, who took an interest free loan from the Loden Foundation to start off-season chilli cultivation in Punakha a few months ago, has started selling his first harvest in the Punakha market. As the sole vendor with local chilli produce, Kinley is selling a kilogram of chilli for Nu …

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Fiscal Incentives 2016 aimed at stimulating economic growth


The finance the ministry has launched the Fiscal Incentives for the years 2016 to 2020 as part of the government’s recently launched economic development policy. The fiscal incentives have been categorised as Direct Tax Incentives and Indirect Tax Incentives in both general and sector-specific incentives. Some of the incentives offered …

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Annual Forestry Conference reviews issues

The formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan for the department of Forest and Park Services was the main agenda of the annual forestry conference held in the capital this week. The six-day conference, which concluded on Tuesday, also discussed the drying of water sources, introducing environmental safeguards and timber …

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