BUSINESS

Labor ministry adds 22 Competent Linemen to the job market

National certificate Level 2 (NC-2) vocational qualification was awarded to 22 Out of 25 Transmission and distribution Lineman in the capital. The recipients are now certified competent and it is also the seamless track for their higher education and upgradation of their skills and knowledge. The National assessment and certification …

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Bhutan will follow Singapore in ICT

IDA international and Temasek Foundation roll out first leadership training programme for senior Bhutanese ICT officers For the first time, Singapore and Bhutan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Infocomm technology (ICT) on October, here in the capital. The collaboration of the two countries in ICT has just been …

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US Ambassador meets PM Jigme Y Thinley

After a visit to Soe, Naro and Lingshi, Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley met with the Ambassador of USA to India Ms. Nancy Powell at the Gyalyong Tshokhang yesterday. The US Ambassador arrived in the Country on 21 October on a six day official visit. Ms. Nancy Powell was accompanied …

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‘Poor Man’s timber prove to be a boon in poor Zhemgang

Amidst reports of dying bamboos in other parts of the country, those in Goshing gewog in lower Kheng of Zhemgang thrive prosperously. This comes as a stroke of respite for poverty stricken communities in Zhemgang. The communities remain ever expectant of the steady flow of cash income from sale of …

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Rural women better managers of natural resources

Women in the Greater Himalayan regions are more involved in conservation, preservation and use of landraces of cereals, legumes, vegetables, forest plants, and herbs to meet their livelihood and cultural needs. This is stated in a study, published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The publication, titled …

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Decline in fish population prompts restocking of species

The National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NCR&LF), Haa, is in the second phase of brown trout restocking following a decline in Bhutan’s natural fish population. The first fish restocking program was held in Gomthang under Bumthang dzongkhag last year following a royal command and about 1,500 brown trout …

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