BUSINESS

Her Majesty graces the launch of Bhutan for Life

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Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen formally launched the “Bhutan for Life” initiative. Bhutan for Life, a joint initiative of the Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a strategic and long-term solution to ensure that …

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High Level Advocacy tour in Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa

The western districts of Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Gasa will be the focus of a high-level advocacy tour by Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck from 12th to 22nd of November. The ten day tour will create awareness on public health and social issues such as HIV/AIDS and STDs, suicide …

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Inflation drops to 4.91 percent in September

Inflation is at 4.91 percent in September. This was 0.43 percentage points lower than inflation in August, which stood at 5.34 percent. As per the consumer price index (CPI) published by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB), the prices of food increased by 6.53 percent and non-food commodities by almost by …

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The ICT leaps in the 11th FYP

During recent 3rd ICT conference the information and communications minister, D.N, Dhungyel, shared some of government’s achievements in the 11th plan, which ends in June 2018, in using ICT to improve access and delivery of government services and create employment. Speaking at the gathering Lyonpo said the theme “Digital Inclusive …

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Going for three time rice cultivation in 15 months

The government will promote spring paddy since it means rice can cultivated thrice in 15 months, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said last week at the monthly meet the press session in the capital. “This is possible in southern parts of Bhutan and we are hoping for 85 to 90 …

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Vendors plead for power supply in Gelephu

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The vendors at the Gelephu vegetable shed have been requesting for power supply at the vegetable shed for a very long time but to no avail. The vendors said that in the absence of power supply at the vegetable market, it becomes very inconvenient for them to do business at …

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National Savings goes up by Nu 19.2 bn

Bhutan’s gross savings in 2016 was Nu 47.1 billion, an increase of Nu 19.2 billion from the previous year according to data maintained by the national statistics bureau. Of the total, private savings (Households, Private and Public Corporations) constituted Nu.43.02 billion and government saving constituted Nu. 4.1billion. The drop in …

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