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Lack of irrigation water hurts farmers in Paro

The farmers in Tsento-Shari village under Tsento gewog in Paro have been waiting for irrigation water for paddy cultivation. The long wait is discouraging the farmers from working on the land. They are now thinking to leaving their farmland fallow rather than to toil day and night, and have nothing …

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Chhukha-Damchhu highway would be operational by the end of 2015

The Member of Parliament from Bongo-Chapchha, Dawa Gyaltshen, said that the hotels and business at Tsimasham will run out of business with the new opening of the Chhukha-Damchhu highway. Therefore, he asked how the government will revive the business at Tsimasham, to enhance the economic development of Tsimasham. Responding to …

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KRC Private Limited to construct multilevel car parks in Thimphu

To reduce the increased levels of traffic congestion and unorganized parking on city streets, the Thimphu Thromde will implement an integrated parking system project for the exclusive area of Thimphu City through a public-private partnership (“PPP”) concession model using private finance. There are approximately 900 on-street surface parking spaces in …

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Online game platform for Youth launched

The UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative, Christina Carlson, launched an online game platform ‘Youth@Work Bhutan’ yesterday in Thimphu. The aim of the online game is to engage the Bhutanese youth to enter into productive dialogues that create solutions to the problems of youth unemployment. The Ministry of Labour and …

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Amul teaches dealers and retailers how business is done

India’s largest farmers’ organization, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., with more than 3.5 mn members, owning the brand Amul launched the dairy cream tea maker, Amulya, measuring 750 gm with a lesser price of Nu 292, especially packaged for the Bhutanese market. Amulya is set to compete with Nestle, …

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His Majesty grants Land Kidu to 6,718 households in Zhemgang

His Majesty The King granted landKiduto 6,718 households including those who were eligible for land substitution in Zhemgang on 16th September 2014 in Zhemgang The Kidu is part of His Majesty’s ongoing Land Reform across the country. Addressing the people from various parts of Zhemgang Dzongkhag, His Majesty said that …

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UNDP’s latest Human Development Report chalks out unemployment

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo launched the Human Development Report (HDR) 2014 in Thimphu yesterday. United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Resident representative Christina Carlson said that Bhutan is not alone in facing the challenge of youth unemployment problems and that globally the number …

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Conserving the Golden Mashaseer fish

Environment conservationists say the population of Golden Mahaseer will decline by 80 percent if the mega hydro projects continue to come up.  It is reported that the population has already declined by 50 percent due to habitat disturbances caused by the ongoing construction of mega hydropower projects in the country …

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