BUSINESS

Health Helpline gets a flurry of calls from 2011 to 2017

Bhutan Health Help Center (HHC) recorded 113,221 calls for ambulance emergency services from 2011 to 2017, the highest among other services, according to a health ministry report. “Bhutan ambulance emergency service is mostly used by people with known illness and emergency cases like accidents, strokes, heart attacks and trauma,” an …

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Trashigang launches massive anti-rabies campaign after outbreak

A massive anti-rabies vaccination and information campaign has been launched in Trashigang town and the nearby villages after a rabies virus was reported in a stray. The dzongkhag’s livestock department tried the Human Rabies Immunoglobulin, the most expensive rabies antibody or vaccine, on the dog, described to be drooling and …

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Zone three parking area at Paro Airport to now be free

The Department of Air Transport (DAT) in consultation with its ministry will declare parking zone three, below the airport cafeteria till the BCAA office, as a free parking area from 1st April. Currently the parking charges for zone three is Nu.20 for thirty minutes or less. “After implementing the parking …

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Govt farm hits Sarpang Cooperative

Ever since the agriculture ministry established two mega poultry farms with 80,000 birds, the smaller privately run poultry unit in Sarpang has been struggling to find a market for their produce. According to the Chairman of Sarpang Layers Cooperatives (SLC), Nima Lama, poultry owners are struggling with various problems. The …

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Energy efficient lighting can save Bhutan Nu 142 mn a year

Research studies indicate that in developing countries up to 86 percent of electricity produced is consumed for lighting purposes. Applying more efficient lighting systems could therefore lead to huge energy savings and reduction in carbon dioxide. In partnership with universities in Finland, Greece, France and Nepal and co funded by …

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One arrested for twin Burglary on same day

Thimphu police on 14th March arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the burglary of two apartments on the same day. The telephone complaint was lodged by one teacher stating that the latch to her door was broken and the door was locked from inside. The police team arrested the …

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Super grass: a solution to fodder shortage

A new hybrid grass called Pakchong Napier, which is gaining popularity among dairy farmers in Bhutan, could be the answer to fodder shortage in the country. Nutritious, fast growing and high-yielding this super grass, which claims to contain 16 to 18 % crude protein of a paddy straw feed, is …

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