MoWHS tops list of ministries with highest fraud and corruption cases

The total unresolved irregularities have gone up to Nu 604.38mn in 2018 from Nu 405mn in 2017 Among the ten ministries, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) has the highest amount of fraud and corruption cases amounting to Nu 11.77mn. This is according the Annual Audit Report 2018 that was launched yesterday. The […]

Poultry cooperatives challenged by government farms

Eggs seem to be available everywhere in the country at reasonable prices with egg sufficiency accomplished or so it seems. Poultry cooperatives are being challenged by government poultry farms, import of eggs from border towns and, rising feed price. A dozen eggs cost Nu 94 that is Nu 7.8 per egg in the Centenary Famers’ […]

Bhutan–Thailand friendship drive kicks off

A team of 21 participants will drive for eight days and cover a total distance of 3,000km to reach Thimphu from Thailand The Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Drive was flagged off yesterday, thus kicking off the commemorative activities for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Thailand. The drive themed […]

Major preconstruction works completed at Kholongchu project

With major preconstruction works at the Kholongchu project in Trashiyangtse completed, the project is going to start its main civil works soon as the project has already floated the tenders for the works. Since the beginning of the preconstruction works at the project in September 2015, a total of 31km of access roads and two […]

EU approves additional funding of 7.3mn euros to Bhutan

The European Union approved an additional funding of 7.3mn euros to Bhutan for the establishment of the National Training Centre for Search and Rescue and the Water Flagship Programme during the visit of Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering to Brussels last week. Lyonchhen was in Brussels to attend the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 at […]

Bhutan steps up effort in response to climate change concerns

A project was launched Thursday to advance Bhutan’s National Adaptation Plan focused on water as part of the country’s response to climate change. The project, to be implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), benefits from a US$ 2.7mn grant from the Green Climate Fund, a fund created under the United […]

Bhutan, Japan sign project for HRD scholarship

Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan V. Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the project for Human Resource Department (HRD) Scholarship in New Delhi on Wednesday. Through this project worth 174mn Yen, the Government of Japan will support Master’s and PhD courses for 10 government officials in […]

HCHM cautions people in Punakha to be vigilant

It has been reported that the moraine dam is stable as of now and a breach into Rapstreng Tsho is unlikely The people living along the Pho Chhu and downstream in Punakha are requested to be vigilant by the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) after it detected a sudden rise and drop in […]

Widening work at Yangtse irks commuters

A motor bike tries to escape from the long queue of traffic above Doksum along the Doksum-Trashiyangste highway. Road widening works along the Doksum-Trashiyangste has closed the traffic and driver Sonam Tobgay manages to get through the narrow parallel lane with much difficulty. “There is no use staying for another more in the heat,” he […]