Sertog installation during HRH The Gyalsey’s Birth anniversary


Coinciding with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first birthday, His Majesty The King on 5th February  installed the Sertog on the Drukgyal Dzong’s Utse early in the morning. The reconstruction project for the Drukgyal Dzong was announced last year to commemorate the Royal Birth. His Majesty granted Tokha to the …

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DNP to implement auction order after due diligence

The Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji said that the finance ministry has no option but to allow the Department of National Properties (DNP) to auction nine units of Tandin Bidha’s building following a Supreme Court order. “There is a separation of powers and the government has to follow the order …

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His Majesty in Borangmo, Pemagatshel


His Majesty The King visited Borangmo village, which is the second village in Pemagatshel built under His Majesty’s national resettlement project. The village is populated by 51 households from the most remote regions of Nganglam gewog in Pemagatshel. As part of the project, which commenced in 2012, the people were …

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A Green Corporation


To promote a clean and green environment, one of the Governments’ initiatives, the Green Bhutan Corporation Limited (GBCL) was inaugurated in Semtokha last week. At the inauguration, the minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji said that the inspiration to establish GCBL was drawn from His Majesty’s message delivered …

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Gasa’s organic bounties get recognition


For the first time two vegetables had been certified organic by BAFRA in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines 2013 viz. garlic and potatoes from Khatoed Geog in Gasa . This registered farmers’ group is the Rangshin Sonam Detshen from Khatoed Geog. Khatoed Gewog, at an altitude of 2300-2900 metres …

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2nd Gakyed Gatoen, Festival of Happiness

The opening ceremony of the “2nd Gakyed Gatoen – Festival of Happiness” was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Bhutan Office on 6th January 2017 at Ariya Hotel, Thimphu. The catalogue for the festival was also launched during the occasion. …

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His Majesty in Wangdue

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing today. The scout leadership training has 125 scout participants, who are class ten students selected from across the country. A similar camp is held in summer for class 12 students. The three-week long training …

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Bhutan joins PISA-D


The Ministry of Education signed the PISA-D agreement during the annual education conference on Friday. The international assessment program will allow Bhutan to see how Bhutan’s schools compare with those of other countries. Lyonchhen said that with Bhutan joining PISA-D as member, he wants Bhutanese students to excel in this …

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