Karma Chuki Namgyel

2 lives lost in Samtse due to Monsoon

The monsoon season was delayed this time by a week but with the onset of monsoon, it brought in a lot of damages and even took lives of two people. One of the majorly affected area as such was Dorokha.  The continuous heavy rainfall which led to flood and landslides …

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A start for Cottage and Small industries

The State of the Nation Report included cottage and small industries as one of its priority sectors. There are 20,908 cottage and small industries (CSIs) generating 96,177 jobs, and the number has increased by 1,297 in the last year. CSIs have the potential to narrow the gap through economic diversification …

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Legal status of BCCI under a cloud as it struggles with funds

The annual allocated budget by the government to the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) stands at Nu 10.05 million (mn), after being almost slashed during the presentation of the Budget Appropriation Bill by the Economic and Finance Committee of the National Assembly (NA). The committee recommended on slashing …

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Caution required to take up new hydropower projects

The monetary benefit raked in by Chukha hydropower project, which was started in the 5th Five-Year-Plan (FYP), helped boost Bhutan’s economy, and thus, hydropower export is seen as the major growth driver. However, Prime Minister, Dr Lotay Tshering, while presenting the State of the Nation Report in the Parliament, said …

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Farm road budget woes

The Dewathang Gomdhar MP asked if the Ministry of Finance has plans to allocate sufficient budget as a single package for entire length of farm roads. He said Nu 2.1 million (mn) is insufficient to build and maintain farm roads. The Finance Minister said “If we look at farm roads …

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