‘Under cutting is illegal and defaulters if caught with evidence can be penalized’

The Director General of Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul, talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on taking tourism to the top. Q. Personally how different do you find working in an organization like Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) from a Dzongkhag administrator before? A. Interestingly, so far I have not felt any difference […]

Remote Sachilo lacks road access and electricity

Sachilo Chiwog is one of the remotest chiwogs of Wangphu gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar which lacks major facilities like road and electricity. Wangphu gewog is 24km away from the Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang highway, while Sachilo chiwog has a total of 46 households with a population of 321. People walk for more than two hours […]

Deadline extended till month end to switchover to digital TV

Some residents in periphery areas like Chantagang, Hongtsho, Yusipang, Chamgang, Dodeyna, and Kabesa are yet to switch over to digital TV The Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) extended the deadline for residents in Thimphu Thromde who have not switched from analogue to digital Television (TV) to do so by May 31. The Chief of […]

Farmers disappointed with throwaway prices at auction yard

The vegetable season has begun but farmers who sold their first produce – peas – at the Food Corporation Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing were disappointed at the throwaway prices. A sack containing up to 40 kilogram of peas was auctioned at Nu 500 which comes to over Nu 12 per kilo. Farmers regretted […]

Maiden trip of Bhutan Airport Shuttle Service on Monday

Flying from Paro airport would become a tad easier soon, at least for those who do not have pick up and drop off transport facilities. Thanks to three shuttle buses launched by the Bhutan Airport Shuttle Service (BASS) last Monday. BASS, a private agency, would start the formal operation of the 32-seater buses a week […]