Kuenzang Choden

Bhutan’s aromatic tree potential

Lack of resources had prevented Bhutan from earlier capitalizing on what could have been a lucrative plantation of Agarwood trees but the plantation still holds a lot of potential. During Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji’s tenure as the agriculture minister, scientists from University of Minnesota were invited to Bhutan to experiment on …

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Local Vegetable Production tips its scales

Ever since the inception of plans to accelerate vegetable production and marketing by the agriculture ministry, the progress has been good, said officials of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC) and the Horticulture Division. Proof of statement is the domestic production of 30,595 MT against the requirement of 54,445 MT. The …

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Coming soonNew and Improved companies act

The Companies Act of 2000 will be repealed for clearer provisions and faster procedures. Recently the consultant who drafted the new Bill, Warrington Consultancy from Canada submitted an inception report to the economic affairs ministry. The ministry’s legal officer said, the Bill aims to streamline document-submission to different agencies under …

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Bark beetles attack worries Nabesa residents

People in Nabesa, Paro who experienced an attack of bark beetles are concerned as few dzongkhags had experienced a similar endemic between 1985 and 1990. A number of trees were infested due to the attack. “The Forest Management Units are connected with roads and even though the operations are planned, …

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NEC to penalize Department of Roads

The National Environment Commission (NEC) is to soon send a letter to the Department of Roads (DoR) notifying them to stop the road widening works commissioned next to the Paro Airport immediately. Adding on, the NEC is planning to impose fine. According to an official from NEC, they had written …

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