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Population projected to reach only 883,866 persons by 2047

Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering launched the report on Bhutan’s Population Projections (2017-2047) on Friday in the capital. Chhime Tshering, the Director of National Statistical Bureau (NSB) said that population projection is the computation of future population based on current population size, assumptions on future trends in fertility, mortality, and migration, …

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Low occupancy in Motanga Industrial Park questioned

During the Friday question hour in the parliament, member from Dewathang Gomdar questioned the minister of economic affairs, lyonpo Loknath Sharma on the low occupancy of the industrial parks. “The DPT government identified and developed a number of industrial areas in east, south and central Bhutan and all political parties …

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Fourth pay commission instituted

As provided under Article 30 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan and as approved by His Majesty the King on the recommendation of the Lhengye Zhungtshog, the Royal Government is pleased to establish a time-bound autonomous pay commission with immediate effect. The taskforce members for the Fourth Pay …

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PM to send a fact finding team to Japan soon

The ongoing and most contentious subject on the overseas employment scheme was discussed during the question and hour session in the parliament yesterday. Dewathang-Gomdar Constituency MP, Ugyen Dorji said that while the youth unemployment is the main issue in the country, the ever increasing rate of unemployment has taken a …

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Mongar and Zhemgang Dzong renovations raised in Parliament

During question and answer session on Friday, MP Ugyen Wangdi of Drametse-Ngatshang, questioned the Home Minister on the possibility of renovation of Mongar Dzong in the current plan. MP Ugyen justified that Mongar Dzong is about 60 years old and requires immediate renovation, especially to ensure safety of the monks …

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