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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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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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NA passes Pay Revision Bill 2019

After series of deliberations in both Upper and Lower House of the Parliament, the National Assembly (NA) of Bhutan passed the Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019 on 19 June. While re-deliberating on the Bill in NA, the house accepted most of the recommendations submitted by the National Council (NC). …

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Chronic shortage of subsidized LPG in the country

Minister for Economic Affairs says if more people take the non-subsidized LPG gas then the shortage will be minimized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used as fuel to fire cooking stoves across Bhutan. But the chronic shortage of LPG is making it difficult for people to refill their LPG cylinder. …

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