Art Curator in the making

With silky, black hair left open to accentuate a smiling face, glasses perched on her nose, 23-year-old Karzin Choden, manager at Bhutan Art Gallery and would-be art curator, is the girl-next-door with the most amiable personality. Sitting quietly; reading, doing art, listening to music or simply showing around customers and selling artwork at the art […]

‘BCCI evolving to stay relevant in changing environment’

Business Bhutan reporter Phub Dem talks with the new Secretary General of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Sangay Dorji, on the damning report by Royal Audit Authority on BCCI’s performance and BCCI’s stands Secretary General of  Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sangay Dorji 1. The Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) performance audit on […]

Thimphu’s dry spell continues

If there is one thing in Thimphu as scarce as gold, it is a constant supply of drinking water. Despite having more glaciers than anywhere else in the world and its location in the Himalayas, Bhutan is at risk of acute water scarcity. The draft strategic environment assessment report for Thimphu structure plan predicts that […]

21 companies struck off the list of incorporated companies

The Department of Industry has struck off 21 companies from the list of incorporated companies maintained by the Registrar of Companies starting February 7 this year. A few of the companies deregistered include Rangshar Industries Private Limited, QED Consulting Group Private Limited, Bhutan Bricks Private Limited, Rirab Construction Company Private Limited and Phuentsholing Export Private […]

Pension tax weighs heavy on the retired

Pensioners say income tax on pension should be done away with With the annual tax filing deadline closing in, tax payers are visiting the revenue and customs office to do the needful, but pensioners are not very happy with tax being deducted on their pension as well. A pension of Nu 17,000 and above is […]

DHI’s net worth grows from Nu 22,253mn since inception to Nu 79,338mn

DHI plans to accelerate growth and contribute twice as much as in the first decade The net worth of Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) grew from Nu 22,253mn in 2008 to Nu 79,338mn in 2016, thus establishing itself as the largest and only government-owned holding company with investments in energy and resources, communications and transportation, […]

Bhutan Himalayan Holdings to recruit 50 engineers

The new venture will solely manufacture construction materials Much to the relief of many engineering graduates looking for jobs in the market, a new company, Bhutan Himalayan Holdings (BHH), will be recruiting 50 engineers, and another 100 more in the second batch. The Chairman of BHH, Pema Gyeltshen, 38, an entrepreneur and a former civil […]

DPT refunds the highest election expenditure

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) refunded the highest amount of Nu 81,861 as unspent fund during the general roundto the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). According to the report on state finance and elections returns of the National Assembly elections 2018,55 candidates returned a total amount of Nu 124,407to the ECB. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) refunded […]