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NEC to take action on soil dumping case at Babesa

The one month’s notice given to the Thimphu Thromde to clear up the soil dumped between the sewerage plant and the Greener Way dumpsite at Babesa is close to expiry but no action was taken. The National Environment Commission (NEC) will step in as the competent authority in a few …

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The lively woods that fashioned a life

Shazob Karma Wangchuk, the title is self explanatory that the person is creator of many things wood or wood-based. All he needs is the baow (deformed part of a certain tree).With his exceptional skills, he transforms the rough shapeless baow into an attractive dhapa (traditional wooden bowl) within few minutes. …

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Steering Committee established for GNH-inspired initiative

A steering committee has been established for the GNH inspired global initiative, ‘Wellbeing and Happiness: A new development paradigm’ following a Royal Decree issued on it by His Majesty the King. The steering committee appointed by His Majesty the King is headed by the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, …

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The way toward the 11FYP

Under the National Planning and Resource mobilization, the PM reported to the ninth session of the National Assembly (NA) on the guidelines for preparation of the Eleventh Five year plan (11FYP-2013-2018) on 9July. The State of the Nation report states that through an extensive consultative process which began in August …

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RAA identifies thrust areas for audit scrutiny

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has identified nine audit thrust areas for the year 2012-2013. The categorized areas are construction, procurement, farm roads construction in dzongkhags and gewogs, consultancy services, corporate governance, management of government properties, computerization in the agencies, quality control system, and townships and urban planning in Thromdes. …

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Hydro project halts township project

The hydropower project being a national priority, the Amochu Township project will have to wait till the hydropower project parameters are finalized. Speaking on the current status of the Amochu Project, Kinga Tshering said the DHI- INFRA has now committed to carry out environmental impact assessment (EIA) and also revisit …

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Academic Exchange to Improve Rural Community

The Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic (JNP) in Dewathang under Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) in collaboration with Japan government will introduce a new mechanical program to support the rural community and improve their livelihood. JNP Director Andu Dukpa said it is JNP’s mandate to support the community and improve the livelihood …

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To keep the blight future away

More than 250 Drujeygang households hugely dependent on citrus fruits for income and a source of livelihood are upbeat about a better yield this season. Aum Mukhumo of Thangna village who has 260 trees in her 50 decimals is pleased, that business this year will be better. Last year her …

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NIPPONKOA vouches technical assistance

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with NIPPONKOA Insurance Company, Japan yesterday to develop non-life insurance industry in Bhutan and facilitate economic development. NIPPONKOA will provide technical assistance to RICBL and organize workshops in relation to underwriting, reinsurance, claims, corporate governance and strategy …

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Paddy cultivation after twenty years

The reopening of a two kilometer irrigation Channel will aid Gongdue gewog farmers in Mongar to resume paddy cultivation after 10 years. More than 26 households of Yangbari village will be able to harvest rice coming year onwards. The channel supported by the Agriculture Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Program (AMEPP) …

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