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TCB forges new path with Believe

Sonam Deki Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in pursuit of redefining its policy and business structure in the midst of pandemic, when the business was at halt with restricted movements for more than two years. After a much wait, TCB introduced major overall tourism business structure mostly doing away with the old system. Among them, TCB redefined the brand Bhutan …

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Bhutan Ready and Excitement builds up -International Border Gates Opening

Ensuing declaration of COVID-19 as pandemic, Bhutan closed its’ International border gates as preventive measure on March 23, 2020. Exactly after two and half years, Bhutan is ready for re-opening its International Border Gates. By Sonam ChokiBhutan is readying on smooth opening of international border gates-Phuntsholing, Samtse, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar on September 23. The country is focused on travelers …

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Chichi CFM – Redefining Venders and Shoppers with ambience and amenities

Sonam Deki & Sonam ChokiIt has been more than a decade that the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) had last facelift. There was urgency for the change to convert dingy vegetable market in the capital city to a modern outlook with befitting amenities. Of many priority projects undertaken to revise Thimphu structure master plan, the Centenary Farmers Market is one of …

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Unregulated E- Commerce business a heaven for defrauders

By Sonam Deki According to the Regional Trade Office, Department of Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), there are 111 E-commerce businesses registered with the department as of September 2, 2022.But this is not the only one; there are numerous unidentified online businesses that defraud customers and vendors alike.Online commerce (also known as electronic trade) is the exchange of goods …

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Uncertainity ahead for boulder market amidst global economy quandary

By Tenzin LhadenBoulders export to Bangladesh and India picked up in November and December of last year with over 15,000 metric tonnes and 21,000 metric tonnes of boulders exported in two months, according to the record with the BEA. The expectations of exporters remain unsure with global economy situation which has hit the country’s potential boulder and aggregate market with …

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U19 : Gearing up for the Men’s cricket World cup Asia Qualifier

By Sonam Deki Bhutan is preparing for the U19 Men’s Cricket Word Cup Asia qualifier to be held in Oman at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground. The selection process for the players began pre-covid-19 pandemic however, the selection had to be stopped due to pandemic.Over 50 club tournament for U19 men were played at the beginning for the selection of …

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The 14th and 15th Golden Youth Award winners

Ngawang Palden Jamtsho from Motithang Higher Secondary School in Thimphu bagged the 2022 Golden Youth Award (GYA) while, Sangay Yeshi from Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School in Haa wins the 2021 GYA title. By Tenzin Lhaden “My biggest source of inspiration is His Majesty the King, who is selfless and a brave king, a leader like no other who puts …

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Complacency, Accountability, Ignorant and Deportation

When part of the world is struggling to clear the visa application clogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but Bhutan faces its own unique challenge with shortage of passport booklet. By Sonam Deki19,000 passports were issued in the last six month by the passport office and this was already signaling the government about the increasing trend of people seeking to …

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Abroad drift mania stews public, corporate and private sectors

Bhutan has been witnessing trend of working age group leaving for greener pasture at tier of professions causing public, corporate and private sectors to feel the void By Tenzin Lhaden As the momentum of Bhutanese leaving abroad accelerates with augmenting passport applicants and more aspiring to leave abroad. Since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic protocols, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Strengthening friendship through cricket

Sonam Deki A friendly cricket match was played between office of Indian Embassy, Thimphu and Bhutan Cricket Team at India House, Thimphu on August 19, 2022. The match was organized in welcoming Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, the new ambassador of India to Bhutan. The cricket match was played with the objective to strengthen the relationship between Bhutan and India. India and …

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