80 percent of drug arrest now forwarded to BNCA

Majority of arrests related to drugs involve people abusing substances are directed to the Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) for counseling and rehabilitation according to their dependency. Between 18 July to 31 July, Thimphu police apprehended 20 suspects in connection to drug abuse, illicit trafficking and possession. Of the 20 …

Read More »

Kazhi Gewog sees increase in cordyceps yields this year


Kazhi Gewog under Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag saw an increase in cordyceps yields comparing to the previous year. The auction, which was held a week ago, saw participation of 30 households from the Gewog with around 90 people involved in the collection of the fungus. Three people a household can venture …

Read More »

Bhutan Trust Fund’s Nu. 28.95 mn for environmental conservation


Four grant assistance projects funded by Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation will commence this month with the grant agreement between BTFEC, GNHC and the grant recipients signed yesterday. The total budget of Nu 28.955 million will be used for the Samarzingkha Agro-forestry Project, Building Socio-Ecological Resilience, An Adaptation to …

Read More »

Construction of bridge over Wangchhu in full swing


The construction of a Wangchhu Zam over the Thimpchu, which was scheduled to start from the beginning of the year, has finally begun. The 54 metre long bridge with a seven-metre carriageway will connect Chugo Lam and Dechhen Lam below the Tarayana building. Project Manager Koncho Tempel said that since …

Read More »