BUSINESS

SDF for regional tourists to be charged on daily basis: FM

The Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandi Dorji who is also the TCB Chairman confirmed that the final draft Regional Tourism Policy and Guidelines would propose a daily Sustainable Development Fee instead of a one time one. The TCB looked at various formulations including a one-time entry fee based on the suggestion …

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Controversy on EV’s country of origin comes to an end

Though the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) initiated the project on electric vehicle (EV) with the intent to provide safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation system, however, the ministry received several criticisms, from the public, dealers and taxi drivers as the project encountered problems in the very beginning of …

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Lessons learnt as Dengue cases reach 4,300 with six deaths

As per the report from Communicable Disease Division (CDD), Ministry of Health (MoH), a total of 4,300 dengue positive cases in the nation was reported as of 15 November. A dengue outbreak was declared in Phuentsholing, Chukha in July 2019. Dengue cases were reported from 19 dzongkhags. Lhuentse was only …

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First ever innovation workshop for civil servants

A first of its kind Accelerating Innovation in Bhutan workshop was held in the country to sensitize government counterpart and key stakeholders on innovation, trends in public sector innovation. Head of the Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) at UNDP Asia Pacific, Giulio Quaggiotto, was the facilitator. The participants were taught the …

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Govt highlights economic achievements in first year

The government’s one year in office publication  – ‘ One year in Office: Laying foundation for the Change’ highlighted some key economic achievements for its first year in office. The Mangdechhu Hydropower Plant was commissioned on August 17, 2019 marking a new milestone in the five decades of Indo-Bhutan Hydropower …

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