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Ministers update nation on activities

During the visit to India later this month, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering will discuss the Mandgechu Hydro project tariff. This was announced during the Friday the meet with the media.

Lyonchhen also expressed his concern on the youth working overseas. He said that the main issue is Bhutanese are not able to cope up with the lifestyle of the foreign countries. In order to make their condition better, he said that government will talk with their counter parts. And if their problem is with the repayment of loans, the government is going to waive off the interest.

โ€œCalling them back to the country is not a solution,โ€ he said. Minister of Agricultural and Forest, Yeshey Penjor said that government will soon have bilateral talk with Government of India to solve the problem of exporting agricultural produce. Bhutanese Exporters are Ministers update nation on activities lost after the Government of India introduced the Goods and services Tax (GST) since July 1, last year. โ€œIn order to solve the problem permanently, the government is working on a long-term solution to the issue through diplomatic effort with Ministry of Economy,โ€ said the Minister.

The Minister also said that ministry is looking to identify trade routes as present entry points are not accepting certification of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA). Water problem of the nation remain unsolved till date. Lyonchhen said that the government will resolve the issues through different mechanism by starting central agency.

Lyonchhen iterated that all the pledges of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) are in line with 12th FYP. However, government may have to reprioritize pledges with limited budget.


By Pema Choden & Sangay Rabten

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