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USD 7 mn for Bhutan for Life

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) and the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for financial assistance of up to USD 7 million (mn) for program financing of Bhutan for Life (BFL) as a ‘Project Finance for Permanence’ – implementation of conservation programs in the …

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PM Modi to visit Bhutan on August 17

Lyonchhen Lotay Tshering confirmed during the Meet the Press Session on Friday that Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will be visiting Bhutan on 17th August 2019 and will be leaving on 18th August the next day. Lyonchhen said that the details of PM’s visits are being worked up on …

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UN Bhutan says what it did in 2018

The United Nations (UN) in Bhutan launched its Annual Results Report 2018 on Friday at the UN House. This report documents how the UN has mobilized and disbursed USD 15.1 million to support Bhutan’s national development priorities through the Delivering As One approach in 2018. Resident Coordinator of United Nations …

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Haa summer festival leads to increased arrivals in a low season

The 8th Haa summer festival which took place from 13th to 14th July saw an increase in the number of tourists which is ordinarily not possible during a low season. Several stalls were put up where the locals showcased their local cuisines, handicrafts and the nomads showed their way of life. Traditional sports …

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First economic census launched

“Be it for surgery or in order to prescribe medicine, medical practitioners look for evidence in the patient. Similarly, in our eight months of governance, in the proposals that come to us, and decisions we are required to make, we have to base it on evidence. Almost everyday, if not …

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PM Modi to visit Bhutan in mid-August

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making an official visit to Bhutan around mid-August this year. This was confirmed by the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandin Dorji. An advance team from India will be coming in July to discuss the details and outlines of the visit. The Indian Prime …

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