BUSINESS

An innovative business below Taktshang

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It’s six in the morning and Ap Sonam is heading to the base of the Taktsang Monastery, one of the holiest Buddhists sites in the Himalayan region frequented by tourists. He carries a bunch of walking sticks on his back and a  bottle of water in his right hand. A …

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A TAP for drug offenders

With increasing drug offenders across the country the Treatment Assessment Panel (TAP) in Thimphu is overburdened resulting in delayed treatment. This is causing inconveniences to the RBP and to family members who have to escort the clients to Thimphu from other dzongkhags. To speed up treatment services the Bhutan Narcotic …

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Govt not worried about India’s power surplus

The former Minister for Economic Affairs and the current Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk during the monthly meet the press session said that Bhutan’s hydro projects will not be affected by a power surplus and falling tariff rates in India. India’s main electricity regulator the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) had …

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Eco friendly roads in Bhutan, a possibility

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Modern technology offers various opportunities to implement new eco friendly and cheap road building methods and some local firms are trying to promote a few tried and tested methods developed in Europe. One method is the Deans Infratech technology that offers cost effective alternative road construction with a patented soil …

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Youngest author writing her next book

11-year-old Yeshi Tsheyang Zam

11-year-old Yeshi Tsheyang Zam, Bhutan’s youngest author, who published her first book “Khakey” a few days ago, is already working on her second book based on a fairy tale. Her second book is inspired by ‘land of fairytales’ her favourite author, Chris Coffer. “I’ll keep writing books even if I …

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Thromde to pilot overhead bridges in two areas

One of the areas where an overhead bridge will be built. ( Photo Credit: Ruling Garab)

Thimphu Thromde has plans to build two overhead bridges in the capital as safe crossings. For the pilot project, Thromde has chosen the junction near Yangchenphu Higher Secondary School and Lungtenzampa School and the other at the Ministry of Information and Communications junction. Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said the overhead …

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Mobile agent to stabilize egg prices

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The Sarpang Layer Cooperative has initiated Mobile agents to make fresh eggs more easily available at an affordable price. The chairman of the Sarpang Layers cooperatives, Nima Lama, said the mobile agent initiative is to make fresh eggs available at affordable prices in any town of the country. “As of …

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