Operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal: TCB

Residential properties like buildings, apartments and bungalows are being operated as tourist accommodation and catering tourist services in the country. However, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) maintained that operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal. Most of these accommodations are listed on online travel booking sites called Airbnb which is used globally. Airbnb is […]

Drying up of irrigation water and poor rainfall affect paddy cultivation in Wangdue

Farmers in Wangduephodrang expect to complete paddy cultivation by end of this month to have optimal yield. Since irrigation water is not sufficient for paddy cultivation, most farmers depend on the monsoon rainfall. However, the Monthly Climate Summary report for June by Weather and Climate Services Division (WCSD), National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology states […]

Narphoong villagers await land replacement

Meanwhile, DANTAK is hoping to complete the works by this year Thirteen households of Narphoong Chiwog in Gomdar Gewog of Samdrup Jongkhar are waiting for land replacement after the Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway widening works triggered a massive landslide last year damaging around 20 acres of land belonging to them. According to the villagers, heavy landslide […]

New Omchhu Bridge free from danger

The Omchhu Bridge which was inaugurated and opened for traffic earlier this year is so far safe despite water level reaching its deck level. The rise in water level thus touching the deck had raised concern among the people who feared the bridge would be damaged. However, though the sedimentation of debris caused by continuous […]