BUSINESS

Bhutanese workers slowly getting jobs and training abroad

The overseas employment program is one of the strategies adopted by the government to ease the unemployment problem in the country. The Ministy of Labour and Human Resources plans on sending some 30,000 Bhutanese to work abroad over the next five years. According to a labour official, under RGoB initiative, …

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Cold storage facilities to make home grown vegetables available

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) has identified five places in the country to establish advanced cold storage facilities to retain home grown vegetables, especially potatoes, to make it available for the Bhutanese consumers, and also to help reduce vegetable import. The estimate and plans for setting up the cold …

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The threat of vector-borne diseases in Bhutan

In order to control vector-borne diseases in the country, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will observe the World Health Day in Phuentsholing with the theme of vector-borne diseases on April 7. A clean up campaign will also be held on the day. The Chief Program Officer (CPO), Rinzin Namgay, of …

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A summit to better business

National and international participants gathered for the first ever Better Business Summit, in the capital, that started on March 26. The summit was held to promote policies, strengthen institutions and generate ideas to improve the prosperity and well being of Bhutan’s economy through means such as entrepreneurship development and private …

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Bhutan to observe Earth Hour today

Bhutan will join rest of the world today, in observing the Earth Hour, by switching off the lights. The day is observed on the last Saturday of March every year because it is a time of spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. The Earth Hour …

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Boosting aquaculture in Bhutan to reduce fish imports

A study carried out by the National Center for Aquaculture (NCA) in Gelephu found that Bhutan imported 4,853 metric tonnes (MT) of fish in 2012 costing Indian Rupees (INR) 350 million. The center is looking at methods and programs to curtail the import of fish, therefore, boosting local production and …

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Combating land degradation in the country

Land degradation due to natural as well as anthropogenic factors is becoming a serious concern in the country, and to address this, a workshop was conducted on assessing the economic benefits of sustainable land management (SLM) with an aim to identity potential policies that are beneficial for long-term growth. Minister …

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Employment agency to send 100 teachers to Thailand

Sending workers abroad to work is one of the strategies adopted by most countries to ease unemployment issues, which in turn, helps to increase the flow of remittance into the country, transfer of knowledge and experience, and instill a positive mindset among workers. An official from the Labour Department of …

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Better Business Summit knocks Bhutan’s door

Bhutan will host the Better Business Summit themed, “ Competitiveness through Collaboration”, for the first time, from 26-28 March in Thimphu. It is the first public-private dialogue of its kind in Bhutan. The theme for the summit, this year, takes aim at collaborative solutions to three sets of challenges, which …

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