Irregularities worth Nu 1.77bn of three hydropower projects

The three hydropower projects – Punatshangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-I), Punatshangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-II), and Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) – have irregularities amounting to Nu 1,771.93mn in 2018. This is according to the Annual Audit Report 2018 that was launched by the Royal Audit Authority yesterday. The irregularities of PHPA-I was reported at […]

DOR to start widening Sunkosh-Dagapela secondary highway

The Department of Roads (DOR) will soon start widening the Sunkosh to Dagapela secondary highway. The detailed Project Report for the work is complete and the detailed survey is underway. Once, its complete the report will be submitted to Gross National Happiness Commission for approval. The 45-km road will be started next year. The government […]

Using safety gear, a costly affair

Lack of protective gear for workers can lead to immense danger. However, using it is not common in Bhutan especially due to the financial implications. The Department of Labor (DoL) recorded 67 workplace accidents in the year 2017-18 and many went unreported. Fall from height (16.4%), failure in safety management and monitoring (16.4%), stuck by […]

The underage conundrum

The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Education to work on the petition appealed by the representatives of parents, proprietor and principals of private schools. Last week, they submitted a petition to the Prime Minister to regularize the admission of underage pre-primary (PP) students for the 2019 academic session. They have also appealed the […]

Druk Metho Tastes as good as it looks

If you want to buy something that tastes as good as it looks, you must try Druk Metho’s brand of organic flower petals that are being turned to high-end food products and exported to Switzerland. Thinley Namgay, 27, a Computer Applications graduate, founded Druk Metho in 2017. Druk Metho was started as a social enterprise […]