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Confusion over whether TVET is to be with MoE or MoLHR

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) will be included as an optional stream starting from 2020 academic session. This was endorsed by the education ministry during the 19th national education conference in December 2018. TVET is like any other streams and would concentrate on building skills, said the education minister. …

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Fleming grant aims at strengthening AMR surveillance

The UK Government has agreed to invest up to £2.8 million in Bhutan to accelerate the fight against drug-resistant ‘superbugs,’ through helping establish a comprehensive surveillance system for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and animals. Infectious diseases are evolving to survive exposure to the medicines that would normally kill …

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PM clarifies on surface collection and dredging

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering during the meet the press clarified that the cabinet had temporarily frozen the issuance of new permits for surface collection and dredging but it had not stopped the current operators. He said that the stones and aggregates will continue to be exported to …

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Govt has no plans to establish more SOEs

In reference to the World Bank’s report on the state’s dominance of the economy, which revealed that it has not only constrained private sector development but also distorted the market, to the Prime Minister said that the government has no plans to establish more State Owned Enterprises (SoEs). “All the …

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