BUSINESS

Review of GoI projects

A Review of projects progress and issues pertaining to the Government of India (GoI) Project-tied Assistance (PTA) in Bhutan’s 10th Five year plan was discussed between the various concerned ministries and agencies of Bhutan and delegation from Ministry of External Affairs, India during the fourth project monitoring committee (PMC) meeting, …

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Desuups prepare for the forthcoming National Day

This year the 120 Desuups of 2012 will participate in the upcoming National Day for the first time. It will be the first time for the members of the Desuups to participate in the National Celebration which is held every year in the Changlimithang grounds on 17 December to mark …

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Dungsam to produce enough cement for the country

A revised completion date for Dungsam, the country’s biggest cement plant, is being finalized. Thereafter, Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) will produce 3000 tonne of clinker and 4130 tonne of cement per day. Currently 221 employees work in the  DCCL but the cement company will soon see over 2000 employees …

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First employment forum aims to end blame games and find solutions

The first of its kind National Employment Forum will be held on 26 November, in the capital. Representatives and stakeholders from the government, the employers (corporate and private sectors) and youth representatives will attend the forum. Labor Secretary Pema Wangda said it is conducted with the main objective to address …

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Equipping local artisans with innovation

In a move to enhance preservation of traditional handicrafts and help national artisans in the industry sharpen their skills, a five day training for local artisans, organized by Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts (APIC) is underway here in the capital. The training has also been intentionally scheduled at this time …

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At your convenience – 24/7

With Thimphu’s ever-growing affinity to night life, people moonlighting under this umbrella find a growing need for convenience stores like the 24/7 When you stand watch as security personnel out of duty or when you have to work the late hours and early mornings out of necessity or just out …

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Occupational Health and Safety to receive due redress by 11th FYP

The Thimphu referral hospital (JDWNRH) recorded 11,336 work-related injuries and three deaths. A total of 89 work-related accidents were reported, of which 62 workers were partially disabled, and two disabled for life. As reflected in an annual health bulletin till 2011 there were 28,000 accident cases while this year there …

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Study underway to help maintain nomads back home

The decline in number of yaks grazing by the patch of pastureland at the base of snow-capped mountains has been a cause of concern for the livestock department under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). With increasing members of the nomadic community moving to urban centers, only few are left …

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