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Motion moved for flight service and border entry/exit

The Dewathang-Gomdar MP, Ugyen Dorji moved the house to motion for the need to institute special and targeted measures to promote tourism for balanced regional development. He said that tourism is considered as important sector worldwide where it brought great development. He pointed out that globally tourism contributed US$ 7.6 trillion to the global economy which tantamount 10.2 percent of …

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Waiting for report to commence Kuri-Gongri Hydro project

During the question hour session on Friday in the National Assembly, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Loknath Sharma informed the house that the start of Kuri-Gongri Hydropower project will depend on Detailed Project Report (DPR), which is expected to be complete by 2019. He said, “Until then, it is so early to discuss in the house.” Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho …

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Regional tourism office to develop tourism

The concession of 65 US dollar per day for three years to tourists visiting eastern dzongkhags by the previous government may have benefited or may benefit in future, according to the minister of economic affairs, Loknath Sharma. Bardo-Trong MP, Gyembo Tshering during the question hour asked the minister how the concession had benefited the people, indicating that tourism has biggest …

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Government to continue with REDCL

The Government will contin­ue with the scheme of Rural Enterprise Development Cor­poration Limited (REDCL), under Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP), for rural develop­ment. The issue was raised by Nanong-Shumar MP Lung­ten Namgyal during the 2nd question hour session on Fri­day in the National Assembly. MP Lungten Namgyel asked the Finance Minister, if the present Government is going to continue with the …

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The reality of TVET: National Council

The Technical and Voca­tional Education and Train­ing (TVET) are unable to respond effectively to the purpose it was established for. It was learnt in the ongo­ing 22nd session of National Council (NC) on January 8, that TVET system has been failing to meet its standard. The matter was submitted by Special Committee for TVET for deliberation to the House. According …

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The Painter from Bumdeling

Gyempo Wangchuk, a 32 years old man from Bum­deling, Trashiyangtse gave up education at a very early age. He later joined in Rig­sum Goenpa and studied Buddhism. Rigsum Goen­pa was the place where he found his destiny to be­come a painter. He spent six years in National Institute Zhorig Chusum (Thirteen Arts and Crafts) where he practical­ly learnt about traditional …

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67,000 jobs will be created in 12th Plan

According to the Labour and Human Resource Min­ister, Ugyen Dorji, there will be more than 82,000 job seekers and out of which 77,000 will be the youth in 12th Plan period. This was informed to the house by the minister in response to the question raised by the Nganglam MP Choida Jamt­sho on Friday. MP Choida Jamtsho questioned the minister …

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Harmful use of alcohol still a concern: National Council

The harmful use of alcohol has been a national concern for decades. The issue was raised for deliberation by the National Council’s (NC) Good Governance Commit­tee (GGC) on January 7 at the on-going 22nd session of NC. In the interim report on the review of harmful use of alcohol in the country pre­sented by GGC, it presented that Bhutan is …

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Thimphu courts receives highest cases

Thimphu Dzongkhag Court in 2018 received the highest number of cases, according to the Annual Judiciary report released on Friday. The judiciary received 8,577 in total in 2018. The courts received 2,800 2018 out of which 814 cases were carried forward from 2017. Out of which 2,127 cases have been decided. This was followed by Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag Court and Paro …

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No space for mineral and chemical based industries in Motanga estate

The minister for economic affairs, Loknath Sharma said there is no space for mineral and chemical based industries in Motanga, Samdrup Jongkhar. There are only 27 allotments for mineral and chemical based industries. Lyonpo was responding to the question raised by Dewathang-Gomdar MP, Ugyen Dorji during the question hour on Friday. MP Ugyen Dorji raised the issue saying that industrial …

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