BUSINESS

Labor ministry intent on creating own skilled workforce

There are 54,821 foreign workers with work permits and at the least 20,000 day workers in Phuentsholing, Gomtu, Samtse, Samdrup Jongkhar and other border areas. With 74,000 expatriates workers there is a rupee outflow of more than Nu 7bn a year. This was stated by the labor minister, Lyonpo Dorji …

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Gol building in need of revamp

The Gol (round) building constructed sometime in the 50s stands as Phuentsholing’s landmark. Little children studying in India used to be hysterical when they caught a glimpse of the building while returning for vacation because then they knew they were home. But the building which has 87 units including 21 …

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Cabinet approves RNR Research Policy

The cabinet recently approved the Renewable Natural Resources Research Policy of Bhutan 2012. In the face of the ban on vegetable imports, the policy is deemed timely by experts as it responds to the emerging challenge of transforming Bhutanese agriculture from subsistence to a commercial-based economy in the 10th Five Year …

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Thimphu Tech Park checking talent pool to recruit employees

The Department of IT and Te l e com (DITT) under Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) and the labor ministry (MoLHR) in collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) have already started preparing for the Thimphu Tech park from this month. At the moment, the labor ministry is assessing the talent pool which is interested in being employed …

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“BBS candidates need to refund to get back their documents”

The first batch of medical voice medical voice transcribers who failed to complete the one year training conducted by the five-year old Bhutan Business Solution (BBS) are complaining that the organization failed to return their original documents after they left the institute. A contract was signed on 27th July, 2010 between Department of Human Resources (DoHR) under the labor ministry (MoLHR) as the client and …

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Sherig Century celebrations launched on Teachers’ Day

The Sherig Century celebration which will last for a year is being launched coinciding with Teachers’ Day at the Nazhoen Pelri Hall, Thimphu. “Sherig Century- Celebrating 100 years in Educating the Nation” will be celebrated with the aim of bringing the whole nation together to pay tribute to the legacy …

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Integrating youth through sports

Playing games and sports is not only a pleasure or a healthy past-time,  but can also be used to inculcate discipline, confidence and leadership in the youth. This is what the Sports Coalitions in Action (SCIA) program under the Youth Development Fund (YDF) is doing for school leavers to integrate …

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Three principals appointed as Dungpas

Karma Dhendup,    Sonam Dorji,   Jamyang Cheda Yesterday in Thimphu, three principals were officially appointed as Dungpas of various Dungkhags . Sonam Dorji, 43, Karma Dhendup, 43, , and Jamyang Cheda, 42 were the three appointees. Sonam Dorji was the principal of Wangdue Lower Secondary School before being appointed …

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Sarpang observes World Malaria Day

  The fifth World Malaria Day with the theme “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria” will be observed today in Norbuling under Sershong gewog, Sarpang. About 436 malaria cases were  reported across the country in 2010 and just a year later, the cases decreased to 194 with one death. …

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