Plastic ban without substitute is a challenge: Agriculture Minister

The National Environment Commission (NEC) is studying to find the right substitutes for plastics to implement the plastic ban, said Chairperson of NEC and Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor during the Friday meet yesterday. Despite the plastic ban from April 1 this year, it was found that consumers and businesses still practice the use of plastics. […]

Market and price slump worry ferro-silicon industries in Pasakha

Since the beginning of the year, Bhutanese ferro-silicon industries have been left worried with the slump in prices and market for ferro-silicon produced at their plants. Demand for ferro-silicon and the raw material to manufacture steel has dropped, affecting the industries in Pasakha, industrialists claim. The price for the product has subsequently decreased since January […]

UN launches Annual Results Report 2018

The United Nations in Bhutan launched its Annual Results Report 2018 at the UN House in Kawajangsa, Thimphu yesterday. The report reflects on the strong collaboration and partnerships between the UN agencies, the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Civil Society Organizations, academia, the private sector, development partners and the people of Bhutan. This report also […]

Government completes review of SOE role

SOEs whose mandate is social responsibility will be under the finance ministry while those not having a social mandate will be under DHI The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has completed review of the role of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The task force team has reviewed the functions and role of SOEs in the country. Since […]