Kamji to get a new BHU

Residents of Kamji, about 25 kilometers away from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu, will have a new Grade II Basic Health Unit (BHU), according to decision reached during the Fourth Dzongkhag Tshogdu Thursday. The construction works will begin by September this year. The issue for the need of a health center was raised by the Geling Gup, […]

Third Bhutan National Techstars Startup Weekend begins

To create startup culture in the country through promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation among youth, Ministry of information and communication (MoIC) is organizing the Bhutan National Techstars Startup Weekend from March 15 to 19. Over 155 participants representing seven colleges and graduates aspiring to be entrepreneurs are attending the event. The seven colleges are College […]

A farmer finds success in organic fertilizer business 

A farmer dealing with bio-fertilizer from Ramitey in Phuentsholing, PB Ghalley, 63, is hoping to expand the market for his product apart from Thimphu and Phuentsholing. PB Ghalley produces bio slurry compost – an organic fertilizer that is made from bi-product waste of bio gas which is composted and sold as fertilizer. He sells the […]

Bhutan dialogues held on Bhutan climate action

The founder of the Loden Foundation, Dr. Karma Phuntsho talks to guest speaker Mr. Hendrick Visser to talk on Bhutan climate action in the Bhutan Dialogues organized by UNDP on March 8. Mr. Hendrick Visser has an MSc. in Sustainable Development, Rural Development Management from the Imperial College / University of London, London, UK and […]

Will we see seasoned NC members in 2018? – Rabi C Dahal

  Bhutan’s upper parliamentary chamber, the National Council, has been in the headlines these days. All for the good reasons, of course. The house is gearing towards the third parliamentary election that will be held on April 20. Twenty of the 25 members will be elected from the single member constituency — 20 Dzongkhags. It […]

Making jobs attractive!

A timely intervention, albeit late, the labor ministry has begun making it mandatory for all organizations in the private sector to institute provident fund scheme for their employees by May 31 this year. It’s also heartening to know that the labor ministry would strictly monitor the implementation of this scheme in the private sector beginning […]

ECB says media arbitrator will handle social media content

Citing exponential growth of social media users in Bhutan and the very nature of the virtual platform, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has admitted that monitoring posts related to the elections will be a daunting task. However, according to the spokesperson of the ECB and also head of department of election, Sonam Tobgyal, the […]

JDWNRH starts pacemaker interrogation

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has started using pacemaker interrogation device in the country. Though pacemaker implants are next in line, the pacemaker interrogation is expected to allow patients to come for regular checkups at the hospital. Talking to Business Bhutan, a cardiologist at JDWNRH, Dr. Mahesh Gurung, said that until now, patients […]

Phuentsholing to get enough houses for accommodation  during 12th Plan

If things go as planned, the border town of Phuentsholing, which has been witnessing housing crunch for more than a decade now, would have enough houses for tenants during the 12th Plan. This is because of the overwhelming number of proposals for construction in the completed Local Area Plans (LAPs) that the Thromde is now […]