BUSINESS

Land Commission to put in place a Center for GIMS

The National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) will soon create a center for Geographical Information Management System (GIMS).  This will herald a sustainable geo-information system of land governance. The NLCS promised that by the 11th Five Year Plan they would mainstream geo-information and provide technical backstopping to government agencies. GIMS is …

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Tobacco trafficking a big concern, BNCA

Despite a number of surprise inspections and the many advocacy efforts on Tobacco Control Act, tobacco and tobacco products still make their way into Bhutan. And the trend is disturbingly on the rise with authorities increasingly making arrests and seizing contrabands every day. In a recent surprise inspection, tobacco was …

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Ministry HRD Program aims to reduce mismatch in the job market

The Labor ministry (MoLHR) with its recently launched National Human Resources Development (NHRD) advisory series hopes to tackle the mismatch of skills and jobs to address overall unemployment issues. Labor Minister Dorji Wangdi said “currently, different agencies have their own Human Resources Development (HRD) policies, plans and programs which are …

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Dagana

A suspected Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) outbreak was detected on 29 December last year on a lone poultry farm in Lhamoizingkha under Dagana. Farm Gaon located about 2.5 kms away from Lhamoizingkha town is prominent for rearing mixed types of birds like ducks, pigeons, geese, chicken. And often, wild …

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Growing an Organic Dasho Nishioka garden

Five young and aspiring agriculturalists in Panbang under Zhemgang dzongkhag scouted out the property’s most promising garden spots  and eventually settled on a sunny site which judging from its thick growth of grass was highly fertile. The members have agreed to name the garden as the Nishoka Organic Garden in …

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First HRD advisory series to curb unemployment

The labor ministry (MoLHR) will soon launch its first Human Resources Development (HRD) advisory series to curb unemployment issues and develop an appropriate human resources development policy, plans and programs for all the agencies. A total of around 140,000 jobs will be required in the 11th Five year Plan and …

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Traders pour out issues in the face of sluggish business

Problem number one on the list of business related issues from all pockets of the country are loans, town planning, and business fronting. The business community now banks their hopes and look to the Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the government for answers.   In the South …

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