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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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Consolidation of forensic labs

The discussion to consolidate forensic laboratory was held yesterday in Royal Center for Disease Control (RCDC) in presence of the Prime Minister. Also present during the discussion were health minister and representatives of relevant agencies. The PMO said in the last three months, the entire nation was disturbed by the …

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Addressing the digital divide

A question put forth on the monthly meet-the-press was regarding an earlier plan under the MoIC initiated by the government in 2010 called the ‘Hole in the Wall’ or also referred to as ‘Play and Learn’ and its condition. The program was aimed towards the rural area’s youth for basic …

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Creating job opportunities in the agricultural sector

Local leaders in Toetsho gewog, Trashiyangtse are exploring various sectors, such as tourism, livestock and lemon grass oil extraction, in an effort to create more job opportunities for school leavers in the gewog. Today, the gewog center is supporting school leavers by providing them with milk delivery work. Around 30 …

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Dodena water not enough for thirsty Thimphu

Thimphu Thromde , with funding from the World Bank, initiated a project worth Nu 400 mn to to augment the existing water supply system for Thimphu . The project includes construction of water intake, transmission main line from Dodena to Taba with further trunk line and construction of 10 MLD …

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Korea International Cooperation Agency in Bhutan

Ms. Mikyung Lee, President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), along with three officials from KOICA Headquarters and four officials from KOICA Bangladesh Office in Dhaka, are in the country from 12-15 December 2019. Ms. Lee is the first ever President of KOICA to visit Bhutan. Friday morning, Lyonpo …

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