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Fuel Depots have good stock of fuel and LPG

Fuel and LPGs are back in stock compared to a few days earlier which had resulted from some initial transport restrictions and the shortage of laborers. According to the to the fuel and LPG depots personnel the stocks are selling out quickly. However, there have been no hassles in terms …

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COVID-19 impact on Airlines and Hotels

MoEA Minister says supplies will be maintained It is inevitable that COVID-19 will have consequences which would affect the market and the daily activities in the economy, and here we are on the first week after the first positive case had been detected in the country, where most shopkeepers and …

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RAA’s 6 recommendations on micro-financing

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) conducted the Performance Audit on Micro-financing with an aim to ascertain whether there are clear strategic focus, adequate regulations and appropriate institutional systems in micro-financing. There are five licensed MFI’s namely, REDCL, RENEW Microfinance, BAOWE, Tarayana and Bhutan Care Credit Limited of which Bhutan Care …

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Sustainable Development Goal 13: “Climate Action”

The Chairperson of the Environment and Climate Change Committee (ECCC), Gyem Dorji, Member from Draagteng-Langthil Constituency, presented the report on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 – Climate Action to the House along with 8 recommendations on 12 February. Among the primary concerns, the committee presented a need for drawing …

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No plans yet for Bhutan to be an ILO member: Labour Minister

During the Question Hour Session of the National Assembly, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi raised question to Labour Minister Ugyen Dorji on the employment issue. Pangbang MP said beside growing number of national unemployment problems in the country, overseas employment has been plagued with a host of …

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Minimum Daily wage to be increased says PM

The minimum daily wage rate will be increased to Nu 450 from the earlier rate of Nu 125. This is in line with the government’s pledge to narrow the gap between the haves and have-nots. The government noted that with the continuous advancement in the country, the price rates of …

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Mines and Minerals public shareholding increased to 49 %

The third reading of mines and minerals was held on 20th January bringing up views from the committee’s mining site visits, public consultations and public hearing conducted on the Bill. The House in the following days discussed on Chapter 5, 6 and 7 on Management of Mining Ax  ctivities, Rights and …

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FIT from Jan 2020 for selected technical graduates

A month-long Foundational In-service Training (FIT) is being introduced for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) selected technical graduates entering the civil service in January 2020. FIT will start on 3 January 2020 and will be conducted by the Royal Institute of Management as an annual program. The objective of …

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