PM inaugurates Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited


Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) on 22nd October 2014 at Nganglam, Pemagatshel. Addressing the gathering, Lyonchhen said that the plant would benefit the people of Nganglam in terms of road, bridges, employment, township and so on. He reminded them that achieving self-reliance was the vision …

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EU to triple aid for Bhutan to 42 million Euros

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, has announced that the EU development programmes for Bhutan will triple in the 2014-2020 period in comparison with the allocation from the previous years. “This commitment shows the EU has taken note of the efforts both countries have made to fight poverty and implement …

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National consultation Education Blueprint 2014-2024 underway

The national consultation on the Education Blueprint 2014-2024 will survey and collect comprehensive information on education policies, implementation strategies, concerns, challenges and opportunities with numerous stakeholders in the current education system. The Education Blueprint is aimed at reforming the Bhutanese education system to meet the challenges of the 21st century, …

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The progress card on using the Education City land

After the new government cancelled the Education City project due to illegality, the 6th Dzongkhag Yargey Tshokchung of Thimphu raised concerns on the investment incurred on the project. They said works, like the black topping of road, construction of road and bridges, are ongoing even after the project is confirmed …

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Government is looking to start lottery business

Negotiations are underway with relevant state governments of India to restart the Bhutan lottery business as pledged by the government. During the monthly Meet-the-Press, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said, “The government has been looking at starting the business so that we will be ready whenever the opportunity arises to expand …

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Dagachu Power to be sold at Nu 2.90 per unit


The signing of amendment to Power Purchase Agreement for the sale and purchase of 126 MW Dagachhu Project power between Tata Trading Power Company Ltd, India, and Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (DHPC) was held on September 29, 2014 at Thimphu. The tariff has been revised from Nu./INR 2.40 to …

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Thimphu to have a new high-tech sewage treatment plant


A new sewage treatment plant using advanced technology will be constructed near the current sewage treatment plant in Babesa with funds from Asian Development Bank (ADB). An engineer with Thimphu District Municipality (TDM), Samten Lhendrup, said, “There is no plan to shift the sewerage treatment plant from Babesa, but rather …

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Waste collection in Thimphu to be outsourced

The government spends about Nu 30 mn just to collect and dispose the wastes in Thimphu Thromde annually. The Thimphu District Municipality (TDM) will outsource the present waste collection strategy to the private entities by the end of this year. The Deputy Executive Engineer, Environment Division, TDM, Yeshi Wangdi said …

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