What it will take to make our unsafe roads safer


An average of 85 people died in road crashes every year in Bhutan between 2010 and 2015 according to the draft of the National Transport Policy of Bhutan. Road fatalities averaged around 13 for every 10,000 vehicles, which is one of the highest in South Asia. In Europe, North America …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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