A Reality Check for Bhutan’s High Value Tourism

The first ever two-day National Tourism Conference held this week brought together key tourism stakeholders, policymakers, non-government actors and private sector. ‘Taking tourism to the top’ was the slogan of the conference. It was an attractive, marketing slogan. No arguing about it. The conference also saw an impressive turnout. Numerous issues and challenges confronting the […]

Govt. to develop tourism policy to address rampant undercutting

TCB Director claimed that just about 20% of tour operators would be engaged in underselling tour packages below the premium set by the government The government plans to develop a new tourism policy to address multiple issues confronting the tourism industry including rampant practice of undercutting in the tourism industry.  Talking to the media at […]

Happiness Center – drug abusers’ new home to recovery in Phuentsholing

The two-roomed center, near the Amochhu, accommodates recovering addicts and has been operational for a little more than a month The rain has just stopped. Heavy dumpers roar at the nearby riverbed outside, waiting to load dredged boulders. And inside a small and simple room, Bhup Dhoj Ghalley flips through his daily activity logbook. Few […]

Addressing bottlenecks in marketing agricultural produce

One of the main resolutions was to henceforth meet annually to harmonize the work plans of various agencies to avoid duplication and share resources wherever possible  The marketing of agricultural products for farmers across the country is expected to improve in the future with many government and non-government agencies agreeing to work in close collaboration.   […]

PM signs executive order to defer loan repayment for learn and earn students

The Prime Minister signed the executive order to defer the loan repayment for students of Learn and Earn program in Japan yesterday. Starting yesterday, the students have three months, till end of May, to apply for loan deferment. The students would have to get in touch with the banks to complete the formalities. Talking to […]

RSEBL notifies listed companies to be more transparent

The Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Limited (RSEBL) would strictly monitor compliance to disclosure of information by listed companies. As mandated by section 5.23 of the listing rule, RSEBL notified on Thursday through its Facebook page that it would strictly monitor the compliance to disclosure of information and non-compliance would lead to penalty or even […]

Growing flowers from hobby to a lucrative business

Jyotshana Gurung’s nursery today has over 60 varieties of flowers, some rare and exotic, making her a connoisseur in the field With the onset of the spring season, local florists are gearing up with their gardening tools to once again prepare their nurseries for planting the next batch of exotic flowers and plants, which has […]

‘Rising above ones’ disabilities

Half-body almost paralyzed, battling with addiction and psychological problems, suffering from extreme low blood pressure, and chronic ulcer – she had endured the worst ordeal of her life growing up. With several maladies inflicting her body and mind, and medical treatment proving to be futile, she was on the verge of giving up when her […]

Koufuku International Limited to export its products to India

The company aims to go on a full-scale production mode once it starts exporting their products to the markets in India With the Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang, struggling to find local markets for its products, the company now plans to start exporting its products to India by […]