BUSINESS

Rural women better managers of natural resources

Women in the Greater Himalayan regions are more involved in conservation, preservation and use of landraces of cereals, legumes, vegetables, forest plants, and herbs to meet their livelihood and cultural needs. This is stated in a study, published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The publication, titled …

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Decline in fish population prompts restocking of species

The National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NCR&LF), Haa, is in the second phase of brown trout restocking following a decline in Bhutan’s natural fish population. The first fish restocking program was held in Gomthang under Bumthang dzongkhag last year following a royal command and about 1,500 brown trout …

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Private sector nervous with no response from government

Having waited enough for solutions from the government, businessmen expressed urgency for solutions to improve the situation Business community across the country are impatient and gripped by serious worries as more than three months has passed since the private sector submitted various issues to the government during a meeting with …

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Clear water roles and responsibilities

Water infrastructure in the country looks to get a facelift with the government’s endorsement in principle, the proposal by Ministry of Works and Human Settlements (MoWHS) to clearly delineate roles and responsibilities of stakeholders. This comes as a timely intervention in the current scene where there are no clear terms …

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Book on local government elections launched by ECB

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on Tuesday launched a book on the first ever study of local government elections in Bhutan. It was co-launched by the Danish ambassador to Bhutan Freddy Svane and the chief election commissioner of Bhutan Dasho Kunzang Wangdi. The whole process of research as well …

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BKP offer’s ministerial berth to Opposition

If everyone is the same and if everyone is dubbed ‘a political party’, then probably one of them will pull a wild card… to stand out. In a press conference yesterday the Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam Party (BKP), Spokesperson Sonam Tobgay presented ‘a very rare political ethos’ as he described it. The …

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