Centenary Children’s Park in dire need of repair

Despite many children visiting the Centenary Children’s Park in Thimphu, the playground facilities remain broken or unmaintained. Thirty-one-year-old Jamyang Zangmo who is a regular visitor said that children could get hurt from the sharp edges of the broken equipment. She brings her four-year-old son to the park once a week. “The condition of the park […]

FCBL explores markets for cardamom export

The products are currently stored in a warehouse in Phuentsholing The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) is currently exploring markets for export after having bought 50MT (Metric Tons) of cardamom through a buyback scheme from farmers of eight dzongkhags this year. The highest quantity of cardamom was bought from Dagana Dzongkhag with 20.66MT, followed […]

Craftsmen to revive dying art of bamboo craft in Orong

Villagers attempt to revive the dying bamboo craft that is fast losing popularity in Orong The dying art of bamboo craft is set to get a fresh lease of life with the formation of Philuma Potala Non-Wood Forest Product (NWFP) Group that comprises 42 skilled craftsmen from Philuma village in Orong in Samdrup Jongkhar. Two […]

PMO seeks public opinion on Mines and Minerals Bill

When this paper went to the press, there were 143 comments in response to the Facebook post by Prime Minister’s Office on Mines and Mineral Bill In what is certainly a welcome move, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is seeking public views and opinions on the Mines and Minerals Bill that will be tabled in […]

Sadumadu villagers dismayed at lack of road connectivity

The villagers of Sadumadu are discontent without a farm road connecting to their village. The village, under Phuentsholing gewog, which is around two hours’ walk from the main town currently uses the gewog connectivity road and it takes around half an hour walk to reach the village. The villagers had hoped their village would get […]