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A start for Cottage and Small industries

The State of the Nation Report included cottage and small industries as one of its priority sectors. There are 20,908 cottage and small industries (CSIs) generating 96,177 jobs, and the number has increased by 1,297 in the last year. CSIs have the potential to narrow the gap through economic diversification …

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Opening of Bhalujhora bridge delayed

Bhalujhora bridge construction scheduled for completion by end of the May and to be opened to traffic by the first week of June, is still under construction. The bridge can be possibly opened to traffic by the first week of July. Project Manager of SASEC project, DoR, Tshewang, said, “The …

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Farm road budget woes

The Dewathang Gomdhar MP asked if the Ministry of Finance has plans to allocate sufficient budget as a single package for entire length of farm roads. He said Nu 2.1 million (mn) is insufficient to build and maintain farm roads. The Finance Minister said “If we look at farm roads …

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Minister’s Entitlement Bill suggests check and balance

The Minister and Minister Equivalent Post Holder’s Entitlement Bill of Bhutan 2019 was introduced by the Legislative Committee in the National Council (NC) for deliberation on 5 June. The committee was directed by NC to re-deliberate on the issues even after an in-depth deliberation on 6 June. The Chairperson of …

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35 customer complaints on voice and data charges

BTL said that around 35 customers have lodged the complaints on charges in last one and half month.. BTL said the complaint cases increased especially after the system has been upgraded to provide new facility was introduced recently. The BTL general manager of the marketing division, Penjore the data rates …

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Honest Samaratian hands over Nu 221,055 in cash

Aum Kinzang Choden, a 60 year old shopkeeper from Trashigang Throm returned a purse containing Nu. 221,055 in cash, that she found near the Manidungkhor in the heart of Trashigang town, on 2 May 2019 to Trashigang Police. The purse and its contents were handed over to the rightful owner, …

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