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Sungchob and Kidu Funds raise more than Nu 1bn through shares

Staff Reporter The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan’s (RICBL) shares held in the name of Sungchob Fund and Kidu Fund closed at a final price of Nu 73.05 per share, this week. The Royal Security Exchange of Bhutan floated more than 15 million shares at a floor price of Nu 72.5 per share. RICBL stated that more than 5,000 investors …

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Flagship Programs: A notable feature of the 12th Plan

Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu A notable feature of the 12th Plan is the Flagship Program. Flagship Programmes are interventions to address high priority national issues that require multi-sectoral collaboration and coordination in a concerted manner through various sectors of the economy. Nine flagship programmes are under various stages of implementation. The outlay for Flagship Programs has been revised from Nu 15,000 million …

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A Roadmap for Disaster-Risk Management

To enhance governance and coordination, the DDM and WFP have developed a Roadmap for Disaster Risk Management in Bhutan By Phurpa Wangmo To better prepare Bhutan for natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), landslides and forest fires, the government has made substantial progress in Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The Disaster Management Act established the National Disaster …

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UNFPA supports Y-PEER Bhutan

Staff Reporter The Youth Center Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education launched the E-course for YPEER Bhutan this week in the capital. MoE officials said the e-course package has been developed to train youth as peer educators on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) even in the times of national lockdowns so that they can help their …

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Nation pays tribute to our Men in Blue

By Chimi Wangmo As the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) celebrated their 56th Raising Day on September 1 this week, the nation united as one and sent prayers to our men in Blue who are considered an important pool of people in the nation. Celebrating the day, the RBP headquarters in Thimphu stated that the day is a reminder of the …

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