BUSINESS

Health is the first priority: DNT Manifesto

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) manifesto states its concerns on the inequity of healthcare and the quality of services across the country. DNT want to ensure people receive the best healthcare and services, therefore, ensuring good health for all. The party pointed out that super-specialty medical service is available for those …

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Lot of jobs created in 11th FYP but can still do better: GNHC

The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) found that during the 11th Five Year Plan, several measures were initiated in various sectors to boost employment opportunities in the country. Over the period of five years, majority of the jobs have been created by cottage and small industry (CSI) which now employs …

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Prados handed over by outgoing cabinet

The outgoing Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay and his 10 ministers on 9 August handed back their duty vehicles. Dasho Tshering Tobgay said, “Today I returned the prime minister’s official duty vehicle, the very same vehicle that I returned in 2013. The Toyota Prado served me well for 10 years. …

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The great unemployment debate between DPT and PDP

This was the main issue raised during DPT’s AGM and the final press conference The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held last week at RIM saw a full house after previous full house AGMs by BKP and DNT before it. The party president, Dr Pema Gyamtsho …

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Lyonchhen attends inauguration of Shivalaya Mandir

Upon the Command of His Majesty the King, the Shivalaya Mandir in Gelephu, Sarpang was constructed within one year and its inauguration was attended by Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister today. Dasho congratulated the people gathered for the ceremony and said that the mandir is a precious gift from His …

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Lyonchhen inaugurates new Dungkhag office

Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister joined the people of four gewogs – Shershong, Chuzergang, Umling and Tareythang gewogs for the consecration of Dungkhag Office in Umling, Sarpang Dzongkhag this afternoon. Speaking to the gathering, Dasho said that the Dungkhag office will bring about development in and around these four gewogs. “All …

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Thimphu’s big construction boom and its impact

From the dark days of 2012-2014 when even ongoing construction was frozen and loans were not available for the housing and construction sector, Bhutan is now experiencing a big construction boom in the last few years with this year seeking peak construction. A big part of this construction boom is …

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