Empty houses increasing in Dagana

A total of 65 houses in Tashiding gewog in Dagana are empty, a 21 percent increase over the previous decade. Of the 358 households in Tashiding Gewog 65 are empty households. Tashiding Mangmi, Rajman Blon said, “Behind the increase in empty houses is the graying of the village population and …

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Mid Year Review of APA 2016-2017 held


Targets ‘at risk’ of not being achieved were the focus of discussions during the mid year review of the annual performance agreements (APA) for 2016-17 signed between the 10 government ministries and seven autonomous agencies and the prime minister. While targets on the ‘Achieved and On track’ checklist were acknowledged …

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Thromde promises to fix potholes


All major potholes in Thimphu city’s road network should be repaired starting next month according to Thimphu Thromde officials. The work is expected to start from February under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) contract package. “We are waiting for approval from ADB which is expected to happen some time in …

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Slight increase in vehicle accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) in Thimphu increased by 15 cases in 2016 compared with the previous year according to records of the traffic division of the Royal Bhutan Police. There were 34 registered cases in 2015. This went up to 49 cases last year, which resulted in 15 deaths (12 …

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Cleaning Bhutan one toilet at a time

Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO) was founded in 2014 to flush out the dirty toilets in the country by advocating and acting individually with the quest to provide improved toilet facilities. Passang Tshering, the founder of Bhutantoilet.org and a famous blogger, in the midst of bringing various issues to the forefront …

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