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260 peach saplings to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday

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Inspired by the famous Sakura festival, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan, Clean Bhutan will plant 200 peach saplings in Tashi Yangtse and 60 Peach saplings in Autsho, Mongar, to celebrate the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King. Clean Bhutan will be undertaking the project with the …

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Managing for Excellence

The Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) has launched a system where civil servants can submit their performance appraisals online. Known as the MaX (Managing for Excellence), the online system is expected to ensure discipline in planning, evaluation of performance targets and competency behaviors and increase accountability. Enhancing service delivery through …

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Melbourne case a matter of great shame: Prime Minister

During the 29th Meet the Press session yesterday in Thimphu, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay minced no words saying the invasion of privacy of two Bhutanese women in Melbourne who were allegedly filmed by their housemate while taking shower was a matter of great shame. “The police in Melbourne are prosecuting …

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Drones being used to construct power lines

The professional grade drone model A6-plus hexacopter ​which is currently being used by BPC

The Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) has been using drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) since last December to draw sections of power lines after the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) permitted its use, under strict interim measures, since official regulations is still being drafted. BCAA has earlier authorised hydropower projects to operate …

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A creative craft program to address plastic waste

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Plastic waste will be given a major transformation through a creative craft program that will turn waste into useful items such as mats and baskets. Clean Bhutan Organization (CBO) initiated the program in collaboration with the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative (SJI) to approach plastic waste management through a creative slant and …

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