Bhutan’s Development Journey – The Way Forward

The 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM), a public discourse forum for international development partners, government, policymakers, and civil society organizations, successfully concluded this week. Some 50 multilateral and bilateral agencies congregated in the capital to delve deeper into Bhutan’s development process, reflect on the successes and challenges, and craft the way forward. The meeting of […]

Former Finance Minister involved in alleged encroachment of government land

The case pertains to a 10-decimal government land that the former finance minister allegedly converted into private ownership in 2001 Former Finance Minister Namgay Dorji is allegedly caught in a land grab case, with an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation confirming that he had converted a 10-decimal government land in Taba, Thimphu into his personal ownership. […]

CST will take in 60 students for two new courses this year

The College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing will be launching two new programs from the academic year 2019-20. The new four-year programs are the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE). In Engineering Geology, students will be provided knowledge and skills […]

Construction sites need monitoring for safety standards

So far, the regional labor office in Phuentsholing has received nine cases of injuries at workplaces around Phuentsholing since 2017 Safety at construction sites and workplaces has become a concern with workers at most of the sites rarely using safety equipment like boots, helmets, gloves and etc.  The issue has emerged after the recent case […]

Flying and inspiring others to fly

“Sometimes it might take us a little longer to get where we want to go, but keep at it and the world is your oyster” is the message Ugyen Dema has for those wanting to pursue a career in aviation Donning a black pant and a neatly ironed white shirt with four stripes on the […]

Development partners assure support to Bhutan

The ability to get the plans and policies clear to the country’s development partners and get their assurance of support was the biggest achievement of the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM), according to Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering. During the Friday Meet yesterday, Lyonchhen explained that the RTM is not intended to get extra dollars […]

Govt. to review the requirement and role of SOEs

The review will take a minimum of three months and the government will then decide whether there is a genuine need of all the SOEs in the country or not As the finance ministry has come up with the Corporate Governance Guidelines for State Enterprise 2019, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering said the government is […]