Brick manufacturers in Trashigang worried

A fewer demand for local brick despite an increasing number of constructions in Trashigang and other parts of the country has left the local brick makers in Trashigang worried.   Unable to capture the market, the brick producers are concerned about the sustainability of the enterprise if the import of building blocks and bricks from […]

‘With Bhutan graduating from LDC, mobilizing aid will be difficult’

The Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Thinley Namgyel, talks with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Dechen Dolkar on the roles and mandate of GNHC, five year plan drafting process, Bhutan’s graduation from LDC and challenges, and the incorporation of political pledges into the five year plans. He was appointed as Secretary of GNHC on […]

Youth help manage traffic and inspect entry of plastics

They say they receive both appreciation and abhorrence while carrying out their duties More than 20 youths are engaged by the Phuentsholing Thromde in managing traffic and monitoring people carrying plastic bags in the border town of Phuentsholing. Their duties begin from 6 a.m. till 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and […]

Overseas programs to be enhanced and continued: PM

Despite some overseas programs getting mired in lapses and controversy, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that overseas programs would be further enhanced and continued during the Friday Meet yesterday. “Overseas program packages will go on for the history of this nation and this is one of the ways to answer unemployment issue,” Lyonchhen said, […]

PM says govt. did whatever it could in ‘Learn and Earn’ program case in Japan

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that the government has done enough in the ‘Learn and Earn’ program case in Japan and there was nothing much now that the government could do. During the Friday Meet yesterday, Lyonchhen said the government also has no intention of getting involved in the new findings of the two […]

Homage to a Dakini – Brigitte Auloy

I want to pay tribute and honor the memory of an amazing woman who lived in great humility and extreme devotion her whole life. Little in stature but enormous in heart, she passed away a few days ago at age 86 and is already greatly missed. I met Anila, a nun, a few years back […]