BUSINESS

The future of CSI is not substitution but niche exports

There may be plenty of entrepreneurship trainings, financial accessibility, fiscal measures, but when it comes down to domestic trade and market integration, are we there yet? In keeping with that, The Bhutanese interviewed some experienced business owners, along with startup business owners on their perception of the current market scenario. …

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Royal Kasho on Civil Service Reform

Thuchen Choeki Gyalpo Ngawang Namgyal laid the foundation of Bhutan’s public service in Punakha Dzong nearly four centuries ago. Since then it has played a critical role in providing administration, dispensing justice, conducting foreign relations, and defending our sovereignty. It has provided continuity in governance and stability when our country …

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Mountain Hazelnut impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 and its restrictions impacted the Mountain Hazelnut (MH) venture this time around. Lhaki Woezer, Communication Officer for MH said that the lockdown decision had coincided with the scheduled start of the hazelnut harvest. Reportedly, it is a big event for the team as the entire year is awaited for …

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Bhutan ranks 24th in 2020 corruption perception index

According to the Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, Bhutan is ranked the 24th least corrupt country out of 180 countries with a score of 68. Bhutan was ranked 25th in 2019. The consistent progress in the rank and the score since 2012 indicates that the efforts to control corruption …

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Transport Sector takes extra measures to guard against COVID-19

Following the community transmission from December, the cluster testing for risk groups like taxi and bus drivers were carried out and few taxi drivers and bus drivers tested positive for COVID-19. To contain the spread of community transmission, the transport sector in the country is taking extra precautions. According to …

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Lockdown and filing your PIT, BIT and CIT taxes

The second National Lockdown came right towards the end of the year when people either calculate the tax payable or pay them. The second lockdown also left behind an economic and revenue impact for many businesses which would impact their taxes. Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, said, “The Majority of the …

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4,500 Metric Tons of Oranges have been exported so far

The mandarin export is progressing well Concerned about mandarin export in light of the ensuing pandemic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF) started preparations for exports from as early as October in consultation with the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA),  the Royal Bhutanese Embassy at Dhaka, Bangladesh and Royal Bhutanese …

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