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Heavy Machine operators trained under MoLHR program

More Bhutanese will operate heavy machinery by 2013 after the labor ministry’s establishment of Samthang Technical Training Institute (STTI), which will train heavy machine operators. A second successful batch of 20 machine operators was trained to operate heavy machines by the ministry in collaboration with the Construction Development Corporation Limited …

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Standard guidelines for timber marketing

The community forest management groups (CFMGs) in the country are generating substantial income through timber sales from their Community Forests (CFs). The absence of proper guidelines for timber-marketing however proves a deterrent for many to venture into the same field. The CFMGs can now look forward to better-streamlined timber marketing …

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Tsirang hails first as independent CF manager

In sync with the government’s vision to have Community Forests managed independently, three Community Forests (CF) in Tsirang recently made the successful transition . Community Forests Management group members of Dangraybu CF under Doonglagang gewog, Chirphen CF under Mendrelgang gewog, Darjeling CF under Rangthangling gewog in Tsirang not only personally …

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Bigger buses on the way

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has planned a grand project for Thimphu and Phuentsholing bus services. Under this plan bigger buses as compared to the current ones will be employed. The plan is not yet implemented but it remains on top of RSTA’s agenda. Under the plan more …

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New Route Map for city buses for improved services

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) with the Bhutan Post has come-up with eight new route maps for city buses since new and bigger buses would join the current group of buses. New routes are introduced also because people are unaware of the city bus stops and terminals for …

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Ministry makes progress for giant pool in unemployment

Around 140 youth were employed this year through entrepreneurship courses conducted by the labor ministry. The ministry through its Entrepreneurship Promotion Division (EPD) conducted training and workshops for a week with all the financial institutes, regional offices and beneficiaries to minimize defaults for the supported entrepreneurs and those in the …

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READ-Bhutan Grows within 5 Years

Aurbay Sher Shong Payzothkhang (ASSP) the first READ supported community Library and resource center in Ura, commemorated its Second Anniversary on 26 May. Rural Education and Development (READ) Bhutan in partnership with Ura Middle Secondary School organized a cleanup campaign and created awareness in the community. Principal in the Function …

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JAB steps up

The Journalist Association of Bhutan (JAB) has moved up a notch to achieve its goals after signing a MoU with department of information and media (DOIM), last Thursday. This comes as a result of JAB’s proposal to both DOIM and BMF for assistance in establishing its office and a press …

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