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Machineries and equipment for better road maintenance

By Staff Reporter The national highway networks face a serious challenge of road block in the winter season due to heavy snowfall along the high passes and landslide during the monsoon seasons. In order to facilitate the Departmentโ€™s efforts in keeping the roads open to commuters under all kinds of weather and in particular the snowy weather in the winter …

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OCP inspects market hubs for consumer protection regulations adherence

โ€ฆ..A total of 172 businesses, including groceries, meat markets, auto shops, tire shops, and Petroleum Retail Outlets (PRO) inspected. By Sonam Deki From November 20 to December 5, 2022, the major market hubs in Gasa, Punakha, and Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhags were inspected by Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) with the assistance of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) Offices in …

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English overshadows national language-Dzongkha in schools

โ€ฆโ€ฆ1219 students failed in Dzongkha while 522 students in English- pupil performance report 2022 By Sangay Dorji & Dechen Wangda When โ€œpassedโ€ in Dzongkha subject was made mandatory for Students of classes preprimary (PP) to XII in order to be promoted to a higher grades during 18th National Education Conference (NEC), it garnered much attention as most students viewed the …

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OCP on firm footing for consumer protection

In total, Nu. 243,209.80 were imposed as fines from 40 business entities; while a total of Nu. 1,957,176.00 were refunded to aggrieved consumers from as many as 39 business entities. By Sonam Deki According to the OCP annual report 2021-2022, Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) received a total of 200 complaints, 86 were general and 114 were individual complaints. Complaints …

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Government spending to allocate for interim government to inhibit dip

โ€ฆ. few major capital works spanning over that period will be identified and rolled out so that the month-on budget expenditure remains the same By Sangay DorjiBy November, 2023 the ruling government will formally end its span of Government and the Interim government will be appointed as a caretaker of the government. The Interim Government will function in the same …

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Private sectors growth cumbered with policies

โ€ฆโ€ฆprivate sector, dubbed as an engine of the countryโ€™s economy is smothered with conflicting and verboten policies but the MoEA minster says sector lack RND By Dechen PemThimphuWith opening of countryโ€™s international gates on September 23 which came along with promising business expectations and hope for better economy.A thriving private sector is a precondition to improve the income and employment …

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Bhutanโ€™s graduation from LDC to sleep on

โ€œโ€ฆthe global economy downturn could defer the graduationโ€, says Economic Minister Loknath Sharma By Sangay DorjiBhutanโ€™s graduation from the UNโ€™s list of the LDC (Least developed country) category was ratified during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly held in December 2018 and Bhutan was set to graduate from LDC to DC (Developed Country) in December 13, 2023 having …

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By Dechen PemThimphu Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW) Community Service Centre in Phuentsholing is the 5th service center and the centre is inaugurated on November 30.The service center will cater the much needed support ranging from psychosocial counseling services to safe space and referrals to vulnerable population especially the survivors of domestic and Gender Based Violence (DV/GBV). The …

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Khangdari-Godari Irrigation Project to support winter farming

By Sangay DorjiThimphu Under His Majestyโ€™s vision of providing adequate irrigation water to every citizen, the Khangdari-Godari Irrigation Project was initiated in December 2021. The project will benefit more than 154 households in Yangnyer Gewog and nearby settlements. The project renovated 3.5 kilometers of Khangdari-Godari irrigation at the estimated cost of Nu 15.5 million. The project was handed over to …

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