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400,000 free eye glasses from Essilor International

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Essilor International will launch a partnership to provide quality eye care services in the country with an objective to eradicate poor vision. This partnership has been possible due to the guidance of Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck. Essilor will be …

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GDP down to 4.63% in 2017 : NSB

According to the National Accounts Statistics 2018, released by the National Statistics Bureau, Bhutan’s economic growth plummeted by 3.39 percent last year with a total growth at 4.63 percent in 2017. The fall in the growth rate is attributed to a reduction in the generation of revenue by major sectors, …

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GNH Commission approves Nu 310 bn 12th plan

PM to travel to Delhi on 27 December The Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering announced that the GNH Commission had approved the final 12th FYP with an estimated outlay of Nu 310 bn. The Commission is headed by the Prime Minister as the Chairman and the Finance Minister as …

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Govt working to decongest Thimphu

The government has put on hold plans to build around 50 to 60 new government offices in Thimphu in line with its plan to better rationalize available resources and also decongest Thimphu in the process. Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering announced that the government had formed a committee and given them …

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Bhutan’s Ambassador to Brussels thanks Bhutan Society of UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner in London on 26th November 2018. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pema Choden conveyed the deep appreciation of the Royal Government and people of …

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30 New HIV cases in last six months

A press release from the Ministry of Health said that in the last six months from June-November 2018 the Ministry of Health has detected 30 new HIV cases (14 male and 16 female). The majority (73%) of the reported cases are between the ages of 25-49 years. Among the new …

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Interim Government successfully dissolved

His Majesty The King granted a Royal Audience to the Interim Government on Monday on the completion of its term. The Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, who was the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government, met with the representatives of the media at a press conference on Monday and informed that …

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DNT’s 25 pledges in 120 days

One of the highlights of the DNT’s manifesto is its 25 important and urgent pledges that it has promised to undertake with 120 days or approximately around 4 months from the time it gets into office. With the 10-day election petition period still on and with the National Assembly yet …

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