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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