BUSINESS

Suung Joen app and free WIFI within five years

Member from Bumdeling Jamkhar constituency questioned the Ministry of Information and Communication, Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi on Suung Joen app during the Friday question hour session. “Currently, social media applications like WeChat and WhatsApp are widely used in the country but that requires internet connectivity. Suung Joen app, as pronounced …

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Govt. to ensure carbon neutral development path

Given that the conservation of environment has been recognized as one of the four pillars of the Gross National Happiness (GNH), Bhutan has committed to remain carbon neutral at the 2009 Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, which was further reaffirmed at the 2015 Paris agreement to maintain a healthy balance …

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Govt plans to address citrus greening and target production of 68,000 metric tons of oranges in the 12th plan

During the question hour session on Tuesday, member from Lhamoi Zingkha-Tashiding constituency questioned the agriculture minister on the plans and programs to address citrus greening disease affecting the farmers. In response, the agriculture minister, lyonpo Yeshey Penjore said, “About 39 percent of the rural households are engaged in citrus production …

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Modest growth of 5.1 percent projected for 12th plan

According to the current assessment of the baseline growth forecast, modest growth of 5.4 percent in the medium term and 5.1 percent on an average for the 12th FYP has been projected. Slowdown in growth is projected mainly on account of shifting of commercial operation date of Punatsangchu- I and …

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Capital budget for Jan-Jun 2019 at 11 bn

The finance minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering presented the national budget for the financial year 2018-2019 during the ongoing parliament session on Friday. A total budget appropriation for FY 2018-19 has been estimated at Nu 47bn which includes budget of Nu 36 bn passed during the 11th session of the second …

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His Majesty offers prayers at Shiva Mandir

His Majesty The King offered prayers at the Samtse Shivalaya Mandir on the morning of 20th December. A prayer ceremony was held at the Mandir leading up to the National Day Celebrations, for the successful conclusion of events, and for the well-being of the country and people. His Majesty was …

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