BUSINESS

BCCI President finds business issues and solutions in Dzongkhags

Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) president Ugen Tshechup Dorji during his five Dzongkhags tour shared his agenda for the country’s private sector and took note of grievances expressed by various business communities. For the first time in its history BCCI office bearers are visiting every business community across …

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PM lists how the government highlighted Bhutanese culture

From art, crafts, language, literature, music and films to spirituality, the government has taken numerous steps to preserve and promote Bhutanese culture, according to the State of the Nation report. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley in his recent state of the nation report delivery to parliament detailed the …

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“It’s not just a temporary shortage”

Observers pointed out that the government’s state of the nation report failed to reflect the magnitude of the Rupee crisis and growing inflation In the recent state of the nation report to Parliament, Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley said that INR shortfall is only temporary, and everything possible is being …

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New constructions to address city’s drainage woes

The Thimphu Thromde office has come up with new constructions to address roadside drainage problems in some of the areas in the town. The existing road side drainage which is still under construction is from Kuengacholing gate (Upper Motithang) to Zilukha (Below Sangaygang) as per the Thimphu Thromde. Drainage system …

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Two Fuel thieves detained along with the buyer

The community police center at Taba busted a racket of fuel (diesel) theft and seized 307 liters of diesel on 1 March from one of the shops in Dechencholing, Thimphu. Frequent cases of fuel theft from trucks, tripper, and excavators belonging to Nima Construction located near the Pangrizampa in Dechencholing, …

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Bhutan and India signs US$100 mn currency swap agreement 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signed the first Currency Swap Agreement with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan for up to USD 100mn to further economic co-operation between the two countries, yesterday in New Delhi, India. RMA can make withdrawals of US Dollar, Euro or Indian Rupee in …

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International Women’s Day celebration at Punakha

As was done internationally across the globe on 8 March, the International Women’s Day was also celebrated in Bhutan as well in Ugyen Academy, Punakha. The world celebrates International Women’s Day to reflect on the progress made toward gender equality, it is also a day to celebrate the achievements that …

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BCCI President visits Dzongkhags to empower small businesses

The chamber’s newly elected President Ugen Tshechup is visiting Dzongkhags to create awareness among the business people about services that Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) could deliver. Being the President of BCCI, he said that the main purpose of the tour was to meet the business community and …

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Glulam, a possible solution to the timber shortage

The acute shortage of timber in the country has been around for a long time. But the the timber shortage at least to some extent may be relieved. This is because the Forest Resource Management Division (FRMD) of the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), in collaboration with Häring …

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Winter vegetables lack freshness and variety

In the wake of rupee crisis, curbing imported vegetables was seen as one of the means to address the problem. However, marketing local vegetables is proving to be challenging. To implement the Plan for Accelerating Vegetable Production and Marketing in 2012, farmers were given incentives to cultivate vegetable especially focusing …

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