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Achieving leadership in the codex process

By Chimi Wangmo Around forty participants from various ministries and focal agencies attended a three-day advocacy workshop on a theme “Achieving leadership in the codex process” at Punakha this week. The participants include representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University …

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Piloting the Digital Ngultrum

The move is driven by Bhutan’s desire to enhance digital and cross-border payments. By Staff Reporter The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has partnered with Ripple to use its infrastructure to pilot a central bank digital currency. According to an announcement from Ripple, the move is set to expand the country’s financial inclusion efforts and extend its commitment to sustainability as it aims to become …

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India, still the number one grant provider

Among others the GoI will also support the construction of Sarpang Dzong for which a budget of Nu/Rs 275 has already been earmarked Compiled by Sonam ChokiThimphu Government of India this week provided a grant of Nu./Rs. 810.22 million towards key development projects in BhutanOn Friday, the Government of India has released an amount of Nu./Rs. 810.22 million to the …

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Trashiyangtse sees reverse migration

By Tshering One of the biggest problems in Bhutan today is coping with rising rural-urban migration, also called Gungtong. The rising rural-urban migration has seen exodus of people from remote Dzongkhags in search of better jobs, wages, and higher standard of living and other facilities like scope for good education, health, transport and housing facilities. One of the reasons cited …

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Drying water sources could force people out: Nangar farmers

The village had no proper drinking since 2010 By Kinley Yonten For the last three years, Dema, 47, had been the same routine every ay. She wakes up early takes a three-hour uphill walk or walk down to the stream to fetch drinking water. This is because Nangar village is increasingly facing water shortage. There is a water tap outside …

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