BUSINESS

No malaria and dengue case this year in Samtse

Call it winter’s boon or more accurately the efforts of health officials, the Samtse hospital did not record a single case of malaria as well dengue cases this year. Samtse’s District Health Officer (DHO) Sonam Dorji said, the main reason for zero malaria and dengue case would be because of …

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Computer students unable to find jobs in Bhutan

Jigme, an Information and Technology (IT) graduate has been jobless for a year. Even after applying for job vacancies regularly, he failed to get his course related job. Similar to him many students who graduated with computer background are not able to get jobs in Bhutan. They say that the …

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Desuups to help in the Punakha Wang

This year after the celebration of the National Day on 17 December more than 120 Desuups will be sent to Punakha to take part in the upcoming Pel Dechok Khorlo Dompai Nangchen Wang which will start from the 20th of this month. The Desuups from all the batches starting from …

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Varied impact of APIC’s seal of origin on handicraft business

The ‘Made in Bhutan Seal’ launched by Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts (APIC) concept of ‘Seal of Origin’ for the handicraft sector have had varied impacts on the businesses of stakeholders. While the seal have helped many handicraft outlets in the Craft Bazaar (CB) in Chubachu, Thimphu, some vendors …

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Ministry launches Documents to reduce unemployment

The labor ministry (MoLHR) launched three documents yesterday in the capital aimed to create more employment opportunities and keep youth occupied with gainful employment. The documents are meant to help the youth choose their career and it provides techniques to face interviews. The Career and employment counseling guide book is …

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Just visiting constituency, not wooing voters

 Members of parliament (MPs) have started visits to their respective constituencies strictly in the name of ‘regular visits’ and not to woo the general electorate which gains ever the more prominence as the stage is set for 2013. Most of the MPs said it was their last visit to their …

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Review of GoI projects

A Review of projects progress and issues pertaining to the Government of India (GoI) Project-tied Assistance (PTA) in Bhutan’s 10th Five year plan was discussed between the various concerned ministries and agencies of Bhutan and delegation from Ministry of External Affairs, India during the fourth project monitoring committee (PMC) meeting, …

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