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Water shortage in Thimphu again

Thromde says it will be addressed after the commissioning of Dodena water plant this month Thromde Pipes to be buried under ground The residents of Motithang and Changangkha have been facing acute water shortages due to drop in production capacity from ice formations at the intake point, valve and distribution …

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Committee of Secretaries is back

The Committee of Secretaries has been reinstituted with its inaugural session held today at Gyalyong Tshogkhang. The inaugural event was presided over by Tshulag Lopen, and attended by the Prime Minister and  Foreign Minister. On 11th December 2018, the Cabinet decided to reinstitute the Committee of Secretaries (COS) with a …

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RMA transfers record 1.5 bn in profits to govt for 2018

The Royal Monetary Authority has had a good financial year for itself in 2018 as per its annual report released last week. The RMA Governor Dasho Penjore in the annual report said, “On the operational front, the RMA successfully closed its accounts for the 2018, and submitted a net surplus …

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The revised mines and mineral management Act to address issues related to environment, employment, and community engagement

The revised MMMA is also aimed towards minimizing inequalities of income, concentration of wealth, and equal distribution of business opportunities and public facilities Upon the invitation of the economic affairs committee of the National Council to clarify whether or not the government will table the Mines and Mineral Management Act …

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Population projected to reach only 883,866 persons by 2047

Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering launched the report on Bhutan’s Population Projections (2017-2047) on Friday in the capital. Chhime Tshering, the Director of National Statistical Bureau (NSB) said that population projection is the computation of future population based on current population size, assumptions on future trends in fertility, mortality, and migration, …

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Low occupancy in Motanga Industrial Park questioned

During the Friday question hour in the parliament, member from Dewathang Gomdar questioned the minister of economic affairs, lyonpo Loknath Sharma on the low occupancy of the industrial parks. “The DPT government identified and developed a number of industrial areas in east, south and central Bhutan and all political parties …

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