BUSINESS

EU commits 44 mn Euros under MIP

Good governance and renewal natural resources are the focus sectors of the European Union’s (EU) commitment of Euro 44 million for Bhutan’s new country strategy Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) from 2014 to 2020. Support to Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme of EUR 21.5 m and EUR 20 mn …

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More support for Autistic and NDDs people

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay graced the inaugural session of International Conference on Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders that was recently held in Thimphu. The overall theme was of developing effective and sustainable multi-sectoral programs for individuals, families and communities living with …

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Thimphu Declaration pledges inclusive approaches for Autism

The three-day conference on autism and NDDs in Thimphu adopted a six-point declaration to accelerate efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life. Eleven countries in the WHO south east asia region adopted the Thimphu declaration. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration …

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‘Bhutan is very close to us’: Bangladesh Ambassador

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan Jishnu Roy Choudhury spoke with Sonam Yangdon on the state visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Bhutan. What is the main purpose of PM Sheikh Hasina’s  visit? Ambassador: The Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting Bhutan to attend International conference on Autism …

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Door and windows showroom launched in Thimphu

Fenesta, India’s biggest brand in Doors and Windows, is now in Bhutan with Ugen Trading house as its authorised dealer. Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden and the Vice President of Fenesta inaugurated the showroom in Babesa, Thimphu, yesterday. The 125-year-old brand takes pride in bringing unplasticized polyvinyl chloride …

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Fiscal Incentives 2016 aimed at stimulating economic growth

The finance the ministry has launched the Fiscal Incentives for the years 2016 to 2020 as part of the government’s recently launched economic development policy. The fiscal incentives have been categorised as Direct Tax Incentives and Indirect Tax Incentives in both general and sector-specific incentives. Some of the incentives offered …

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Health Helpline gets a flurry of calls from 2011 to 2017

Bhutan Health Help Center (HHC) recorded 113,221 calls for ambulance emergency services from 2011 to 2017, the highest among other services, according to a health ministry report. “Bhutan ambulance emergency service is mostly used by people with known illness and emergency cases like accidents, strokes, heart attacks and trauma,” an …

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Trashigang launches massive anti-rabies campaign after outbreak

A massive anti-rabies vaccination and information campaign has been launched in Trashigang town and the nearby villages after a rabies virus was reported in a stray. The dzongkhag’s livestock department tried the Human Rabies Immunoglobulin, the most expensive rabies antibody or vaccine, on the dog, described to be drooling and …

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Zone three parking area at Paro Airport to now be free

The Department of Air Transport (DAT) in consultation with its ministry will declare parking zone three, below the airport cafeteria till the BCAA office, as a free parking area from 1st April. Currently the parking charges for zone three is Nu.20 for thirty minutes or less. “After implementing the parking …

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